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Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic



Published: Tue, December 3, 2013 @ 3:02 p.m.

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.

The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket.

As the temperature dropped to freezing, Okene, dressed only in boxer shorts, recited the last psalm his wife had sent by text message, sometimes called the Prayer for Deliverance: "Oh God, by your name, save me. ... The Lord sustains my life."

To this day, Okene believes his rescue after 72 hours underwater at a depth of 30 meters (about 100 feet) is a sign of divine deliverance. The other 11 seaman aboard the Jascon 4 died.


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1DontBanThisDrone(497 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Any word on how he was found/rescued?

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2Askmeificare(700 comments)posted 11 months, 4 weeks ago

How in Heavenly Hell does anyone get rescued from a sunken boat at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean?

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