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Trapped in a sunk boat at 100 feet for 3 days

Harrison Okene?s shipwreck air bubble: How could he survive underwater for three days? - Slate Magazine

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Wow.

Would like to hear how exactly they located him and ultimately extracted him.

The thought of hearing fish eating your crew mates underwater, brrr.

And of course this begs the question of how many others have survived wrecks (think Titanic) only to perish days later when rescuers failed to arrive.
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The stuff of nightmares. That's just nuts.
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Neat story!

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Re: Trapped in a sunk boat at 100 feet for 3 days

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Wow.

Would like to hear how exactly they located him and ultimately extracted him.
There was a link inside the article that led to the article on how he was saved

Nigerian cook survives two days under sea in shipwreck air bubble | Reuters

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And of course this begs the question of how many others have survived wrecks (think Titanic) only to perish days later when rescuers failed to arrive.
Found it; saw this a long time ago: 'Goliath Awaits', Goliath Awaits (1981) - IMDb

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Man, what a story and what a close shave!
Kudos to the guy for his wit, and to the divers who rescued him for their skill.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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Unbelievable story.
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Why didn't he die due to hypothermia?

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Re: Trapped in a sunk boat at 100 feet for 3 days

he said he made a raft out of paneling found in the officer's quarters.. so more than likely he was mostly out of the water.

As for the cold at 100feet.. I do not know how cold the water off of Nigeria is

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