Three divers pictured with Okene
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Diver describes finding chef alive in sunken boat

A diver has spoken of his shock after finding a man alive in a sunken boat.

Chef Harrison Okene was trapped in the tugboat for three days after it capsized off the Nigerian coast, but survived in an air pocket.

Tony Walker was one of the three DCN divers who found Mr Okene during their search of the boat's remains.

Mr Walker told BBC Radio 5 live's Drive: "Suddenly this hand appeared. We thought it was another body and when as the diver went to grab the hand - the hand grabbed the diver."

  • 05 Dec 2013
  • From the section Africa
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