The Nigerian cook who survived a tugboat’s sinking for three days is among several famous survivors in recent years. Here are a few.
Harrison Odjegba Okene Trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic, the cook begged God for a miracle. A video of his rescue in May 2013 went viral in early December; he was the only one of 12 crew members to survive. As divers searched for bodies, one felt Okene’s hand grab him. After the fear and shock, rescuers became joyful. Okene recalls hearing one say: “There’s a survivor. He’s alive!’’ DCN Diving/AP Buy Photo