Man Survives 60 Hours Under Water In Sunken Ship

An air pocket saved his life

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AP

Correction appended, Dec. 3

Dressed in only his boxer shorts and in freezing water, a Nigerian man survived for 60 hours at the bottom of the ocean by finding an air pocket in his sunken tug boat.

Harrison Odjegba Okene was on a boat that capsized in July in the Atlantic Ocean off the Nigerian coast, the Associated Press reports. Eleven crew members died, but Okene, who was the cook, survived for almost three days by finding an air pocket before he was discovered by  South African rescue divers. Images and video from his rescue were released this week.

The video shows Okene reaching his hand out to show the rescue diver he is alive. The footage then pans to him in waist deep water. The divers give Okene water and oxygen before equipping him with scuba gear and getting him to safety.

As it got colder, Okene recited a psalm his wife had sent by text message: “Oh God, by your name, save me. … The Lord sustains my life.”

Watch the miraculous video here:

Correction: The headline for this article originally stated incorrectly how long the man survived underwater. It was 60 hours, not 60 days.

[AP]

61 comments
nouseworrying
nouseworrying

Il a eu une intelligence certaine par rapport aux réflexes de survie.

Cela demande une sorte de connaissance concrète, et une bonne utilisation des ressources disponibles.

Un potentiel d'adaptation qui s'est révélé dans cette épreuve.

Bravo...

PlaceLabelHere
PlaceLabelHere

In the end "We are the ones that come to the rescue"

#libtardedamerica
#libtardedamerica

why is this just now being posted? this was news months ago and it made its round on news sites months ago. welcome to the party, TIME

CrossWinds
CrossWinds

  1. Jonah 1:17......

    Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
  2. Jonah 2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly.
  3. Jonah 2:10 So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

CrossWinds
CrossWinds

Psalm 107:23-31.........

23 Those who go down to the sea in ships,
Who do business on great waters,
24 They see the works of the Lord,
And His wonders in the deep.
25 For He commands and raises the stormy wind,
Which lifts up the waves of the sea.
26 They mount up to the heavens,
They go down again to the depths;
Their soul melts because of trouble.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,
And are at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cry out to the Lord in their trouble,
And He brings them out of their distresses.
29 He calms the storm,
So that its waves are still.
30 Then they are glad because they are quiet;
So He guides them to their desired haven.
31 Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!

KleaTselentis
KleaTselentis

How about we discuss the real topic here, this man survived in a situation that half of you twits wouldn't know how to handle other than discuss typos. Well done to him for hanging in there for so long and to the rescuers for finding him. 

NancySmith
NancySmith

y'all been HAD by Time.  they hooked you into clicking on their story, you gave their advertisers some site hits and clicks and revenue. YOU BEEEN HAD!   this isnt 'yellow journalism'  its now called 'green journalism',,, green for the money.

joes_buffet
joes_buffet

60 days

he survived 60 hours

a whole hours of a day is 24 hours.... times 60 days is 1440 and 60 hours is about 2 half a day


he survived 1-3 days



FatTony
FatTony

I sure hope he retrieved his EBT card. Those magnetized strips won't work if they are submerged for more than 60 days.

mtondolis
mtondolis

Three days is 72 hours not sixty days not 60 hours. someone gets paid to write and they are too stupid to proof read

Mikeae35
Mikeae35

What is wrong with you people! It's a typo,....MOVE ON!!! A man survives for nearly 3 days in a sunken wreck, that's what the story is all about..

  As I'm writing this it just goes on and on about that typo. How the hell do you people get through a day!

knocksphil
knocksphil

Great job Time...very professional.  Did you get rid of all your copy editors?


DrewLunn
DrewLunn

Idiotic editor comments aside, HOLY CRAAP! Can't personally imagine being trapped on the sea floor ALIVE for 60 hours.

FatTony
FatTony

NEWSFLASH:  Time Magazine Still Has Not Filled Vacant Editor Position, film at 11

ricstevens01
ricstevens01

'Man Survives 60 Days Under Water In Sunken Ship'

60 Hours?!   Stupid headline, stupid editing.  No wonder 'Time' is going under.



VitalyGurevich
VitalyGurevich

Its not 60 days, its 60 millennium. If you get the full video, the man was shown sitting down not standing in water the entire time.

worldchanger2013
worldchanger2013

Not only typo on 60 days, but it says "What the miraculous video here:" Is this acceptable? This is TIME magazine??

duskyyouth
duskyyouth

They meant to say he was underwater for 60days, 60 hours + 3 more days.

krezercs
krezercs

60 days? How dead is journalism when the facts in the article don't even match the title. Sad part is they will receive more clicks because of the mistake.

FatTony
FatTony

Did this writer also graduate from the Obamacare School of Website Design

LarryMannino
LarryMannino

Well, I'd say you get what you pay for - free article, likely an honest mistake in these days of unvetted, first-to-press 'journalism' - just sayin'

JohnParsons
JohnParsons

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JawaidBazyar
JawaidBazyar

Whoever writes your headlines should be fired.

"Man Survives 60 Days Under Water In Sunken Ship"

Then two paragraphs below the article states he survived for 60 hours.


nghiahuuho
nghiahuuho

Hey TIME LIFE- fire the "reporter".

saterlee
saterlee

it also says waist deep, but the picture shows him up to his chest… is this really him.

DustyD
DustyD

@CrossWinds

(Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT)

 If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father.  Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.

It only cots 50 silver if I get caught in the act of rape. After paying that I get to keep my rape victim.. THE BIBLE IS AWSOME!

MarkBeronte
MarkBeronte

@CrossWinds Can we leave the god awful ignorance of religion out of it. We know. it's a miracle that not absolutely everyone on the boat died. How sad and disconnected is this kind of thinking. God loves me, don't you know, but the rest were just not worth saving. Ugh

knocksphil
knocksphil

@KleaTselentis It's not necessary to resort to name calling.  I'd like to see news outlets be accountable, particularly when it seems that every article, particularly the headline, that comes out seems to be sensationalist drivel meant to drum up clicks.  Kudos to this man for surviving

Junie1990
Junie1990

Is that what happened to your EBT Card??

TomWard
TomWard

@FatTony 

Pretty sure they don't have EBT cards in Africa you racist pos.

senorplaid
senorplaid

@mtondolis Well, what do you expect for 10 cents a word, professionalism? And there isn't enough money any more for copy editors. You have to finance those profits somehow ...

michaelphilipwalker
michaelphilipwalker

@Mikeae35 It's not the typo (although there are several), it's just indicative of the lazy, boring, content of the article from a source that is supposed to be one of the top in the field.

knocksphil
knocksphil

@Mikeae35 Wouldn't be great if we could all be so careless in our jobs?  Why read any news if there is no credibility...the citation is from AP which correctly listed 60 HOURS...I suspect an intentional typo


DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

@knocksphil I expect they're hiring Millennials who have their helicopter parent standing behind them berating the editors for questioning their little perfect child's inability to write a coherent sentence.

My favorite line: "What the miraculous video here"

I hope the writer didn't get paid for this...

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

@FatTony No, the design of this website is just fine.

But some posters can't tell the difference between a news article, a headline, what a writer does, what a web coder does and what website design is supposed to do.  In your rush to make your political, non-topical post quasi-relevant, you revealed you know considerably LESS about how websites are made, and what they're supposed to do, and what a writer does, and what the editors didn't do in this case, than the folks who did the Obamacare site.

DaveRaines
DaveRaines

@LarryMannino Yep, that's what we get for dumping serious print journalism in favor of fast, free online junk journalism.

RyanKelly
RyanKelly

@DustyD @CrossWinds  I'm sorry but you are wrong, you changed the word intercourse to rape. 


The actually passage (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT) 28 “Suppose a man has intercourse with a young woman who is a virgin but is not engaged to be married. If they are discovered, 29 he must pay her father fifty pieces of silver.[c] Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he may never divorce her as long as he lives.


Violated doesn't necessarily mean raped either.  It most likely means violated her out of her purity of being a virgin. 




angie.azcaban
angie.azcaban

@MarkBeronte @CrossWinds Believing in God is the belief that we are all his spirit children which would indicate that he loves us all.  Just because he is not able to save every last one of us from tragedy doesn't deminish this love.  Tragedy and death are as much a part of life as our existance is in the first place.  In fact, in Christianity God sacrificed his son Jesus Christ for the whole of humanity.  I'm not saying this man was a prophet as Jonah was in the Bible, but there is no denying the miracle of his survival.  I'm assuming this man did not know how to swim, and we do not know how deep the water was, but the parallels to Biblical references are interesting and difficult to pass off as dumb luck.

LarryMannino
LarryMannino

@DaveRaines @LarryMannino Agreed - not sure if the medium matters as much as the lack of seriousness and professionalism - unfortunately, like so many things, credibility has taken a back seat to 'profit at all costs' and the mantra of 'keeping ahead of the pack' - the danger, to me anyway, lies indeciding just who is determining the sound-bite messaging that everyone devours so quickly, and forms and equally fast and fiery opinion about without even giving the matter (whatever it may be) much consideration - my real concern is for the coming generations; will they be able to respond, rather than react? Will they so quickly and easily be swayed by whatever is pumped out of their device of choice? Seems more dystopian all the time...

nghiahuuho
nghiahuuho

@tiredandhomeless @nghiahuuho yeah... both of them. Not only are there glaring typos, but the reporting is ridiculously inaccurate. At the bottom of the ocean? Really? It must be where it wasn't that deep.

Junie1990
Junie1990

Did they send you a new Card when this happened to you? You seem to know a lot about it.