Author Topic: 'He's alive! He's alive!': Astonishing moment fisherman who survived for 60 hours in an air pocket was found by rescuers after his boat capsized off Nigeria  (Read 376 times)

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A video has captured the astonishing moment a fisherman was rescued after three days trapped 30 metres underwater in the Atlantic ocean.

Harrison Okene, a 29-year-old ship's cook, was the only known survivor from the boat of 12 men, which capsized on May 26, 20 miles off the coast of Nigeria.

The footage shows the moment Mr Okene, who was left fighting to breathe inside a four-foot high bubble of air, reaches out a hand and touches one of the team of divers, letting them know he is still alive.

'He's alive! He's alive!' a member of the dive team can be heard saying in the incredible footage

It had been feared - and assumed - that all aboard had perished.

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