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Harrison Okene Found Alive After Three DAYS In Sunken Ship (VIDEO)

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This is the incredible moment divers recovering bodies from a sunken boat found a man alive - almost three days after the ship had sunk.

Ship cook Harrison Okene incredibly survived in an air pocket in the capsized Chevron tugboat, in pitch black and without any food.

The relief and shock on his face is visible as the divers approach him.

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Harrison Okene realising he was saved from the sunken ship

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A South African scuba diving team thought they were conducting a dead body recovery effort before Mr Oken saw a torch light and swam towards them.

He was the only survivor of 12 crew members on the ship, which capsized about 20 miles off the Nigerian coast in heavy swells in May.

He said he could hear fish eating the bodies of his fellow crew members as he waited for help to reach him.

"My hands and feet were very white," he told The Nation. "When I located him [the rescuer], I was the one who touched the diver, I touched his head and he was shocked.

"He was searching and I just saw the light, so I jumped into the water. As he was shocked, he stretched out his hands. I touched him."

Mr Okene spent 60 hours in a decompression chamber before being reunited with his family.