Man Lives Days at Ocean’s Bottom

    Harrison Okene, 29, poses for a photograph after an interview with Reuters outside an hotel in Nigeria's oil city of Warri June 12, 2013. After two days trapped in freezing cold water and breathing from an air bubble in an upturned tugboat under the ocean, Okene was sure he was going to die. Then a torch light pierced the darkness. Cook Okene was on board the Jascon-4 tugboat when it capsized on May 26 due to heavy Atlantic ocean swells around 30 km (20 miles) off the coast of Nigeria, while stabilizing an oil tanker filling up at a Chevron platform.   REUTERS/Joe Brock   (NIGERIA - Tags: HEADSHOT MARITIME DISASTER SOCIETY) - RTX10L9H

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    In the craziest news you will hear all day, a Nigerian man survived three days at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Harrison Odjegba Okene, a cook aboard a doomed tugboat, was found alive by divers searching the submerged wreckage in May. A dramatic video of the rescue went viral Tuesday. A diver had come upon a hand seen on a TV monitor showing the wreckage, and assumed it was a corpse. “But when he went to grab the hand, the hand grabbed him!” said Tony Walker, project manager for the Dutch company DCN Diving. Clad only in boxer shorts in the freezing pit of the ocean, Okene survived by breathing oxygen in an air pocket.

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