Divers sent to the scene of a sunken tugboat in May were looking for bodies. But 100 feet below the surface, they found Harrison Odjegba Okene, a Nigerian Cook who had been trapped in the boat for three days.
A newly released video, above, shows the Nigerian cook's rescue.
In May, Okene was one of 12 seamen aboard the Jascon 4, a tugboat pulling an oil tanker in the Atlantic, the Associated Press reports. The boat keeled over unexpectedly, and sank to about 100 feet.
The Nigerian cook survived 72 hours underwater by breathing a dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket of the boat. While submerged in freezing waters, he survived on a single bottle of Coke.
“He was incredibly lucky he was in an air pocket, but he would have had a limited time (before) ... he wouldn't be able to breath anymore” Tony Walker, project manager for DCN Diving, the company that lead the rescue.