Dramatic rescue for ship's cook after 60 hours trapped under the sea

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Underwater footage has emerged of an incredible sea rescue seen from a rescue divers camera. Nick van Heerden had the fright of his life when a hand grabbed hold of his glove as he searched for bodies in a sunken tugboat. The boat had spent three days at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. The last thing van Heerden expected was that anybody had survived.

The hand belonged to Harrison Okene, the ship’s cook, who became trapped in an air pocket in the kitchen. Okene survived on fizzy drinks as he prayed for a miracle. The other eleven crew members drowned.

Okene has been reunited with his family in Nigeria.