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Divers were amazed that, after three days underwater, Harrison Okene wasn't prunier than a Shar Pei.
Divers were amazed that, after three days underwater, Harrison Okene wasn’t prunier than a Shar Pei.

In what may be the most incredible account of man vs. ocean since the time we bet Bryan Schools that he couldn’t drink a gallon of seawater,¬†Harrison Okene survived three days at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in his submerged tugboat.

Back in May, Okene was serving on a tugboat when the ship was caught in a swell of the Nigerian coast. The ship sat on the bottom, 30 meters below the surface. While his 11 crewmates perished, Okene survived by finding a 4-foot pocket of air and sipping Coca-Cola. (According to most maritime reports, this is the first recorded time that Coca-Cola has sustained life since they removed sweet, nurturing cocaine from their recipe.)

We expect news of Tom Hanks and James Franco’s impending duel to the death to play Okene in the inevitable movie about his life any minute now.

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