AUsteriskPride Auburn Fan Hunstville, AL Member since Feb 2011 11448 posts
Nigerian sailor survives underwater @30 meters for 60 hours
(Posted on 6/20/13 at 8:10 pm)
quote: A Nigerian sailor who survived for almost three days underwater by crouching in an air bubble after his tugboat capsized has spoken about his ordeal.
quote: The water swept him into another toilet as the boat plunged 30 metres into the freezing depths. Wearing only his underpants, Okene prayed as water seeped slowly but steadily into a 4ft sq air bubble in the cabin.
quote: He had been underwater for almost 60 hours when he heard a hammering on the deck. A team of South African divers scouring the waters on a presumed body recovery operation were shocked to hear faint hammering in reply.