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Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:38 PM

Great Video: Man survives tug boat sinking underwater for 3 days

Great Video: Man survives tug boat sinking underwater for 3 days
http://www.thv11.com/news/article/289408/70/Great-Video-Man-survives-tug-boat-sinking-underwater-for-3-days

It was already a miraculous story of survival; a man was trapped for almost three days underwater after his tugboat sank, but now video of the rescue has surfaced.

When this tugboat capsized in the ocean off the coast of Africa, it was thought a dozen men drowned, so imagine when a rescue diver searching the tug felt a hand. Jed Chamberlain said, "What was shocking he thought that was a hand belonging to a corpse."

When the hand grabbed him, you can see the reaction of the diver and the supervisor on the surface.

For the diver, Chamberlain said, "He said it was one of the most terrifying moments underwater."

The diver met the survivor as the rescuer surfaced in an air pocket. Harrison Okene, 29, had been underwater for two and a half days.

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Reply Great Video: Man survives tug boat sinking underwater for 3 days (Original post)
Coyotl Dec 2013 OP
SidDithers Dec 2013 #1
markpkessinger Dec 2013 #3
SidDithers Dec 2013 #5
Baclava Dec 2013 #2
Packerowner740 Dec 2013 #4
LisaLynne Dec 2013 #6

Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 12:42 PM

1. Great stuff...

but you need a warning that the video is rife with Candy Crowley.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 06:49 PM

3. I believe that is Jeannie Moss, not Candy Crowley. n/t

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Response to markpkessinger (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 09:56 PM

5. Jeez, you're right. Dumb mistake by me...

Thanks for the assist.

Sid

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 06:39 PM

2. 'It's a good thing I was taking a shit in the toilet at the time of the sinking'

that's what he was thinking

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 06:54 PM

4. Amazing

Thanks for sharing that.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 09:59 PM

6. I saw this on my local news this morning.

Just an incredible story. What an ordeal that man went through.

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