Sailor in sunken ship rescued after 60 hours underwater

CREATED Dec. 4, 2013

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 ATLANTIC OCEAN – A man trapped for nearly three days underwater after his tugboat sank lived to tell about it.

Harrison Odjegba Okene managed to survive in a pocket of air. It happened in May, but video of the rescue is now resurfacing.

Divers thought all the sailors off the coast of Africa were all dead after the boat capsized. 11 of his fellow crewmen died, but Okene survived for 60 hours, while praying for a miracle.

Okene was given a helmet and made the 100 feet voyage back to the surface. The sailor spent the next two days in decompression, but is said to be in relatively good shape.