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Divers on Body Retrieval Mission Find a LIVE Nigerian cook who survived
December 3, 2013 10:24 AM   Subscribe

Divers on body retrieval mission find a live Nigerian cook who survived 3 days under sea in shipwreck air bubble (Article, the movie)
posted by nooneyouknow (6 comments total)

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What intrigued me most about this amazing story when I caught it on GMA this morning was a report that the divers said that survivors tend to be cooks. Still wondering if 1) that's true and 2) if so, why?
posted by bearwife at 10:30 AM on December 3, 2013


That is both amazing and nightmare inducing. I can't imagine how that guy will be coping with this for a long time.
posted by tylerkaraszewski at 10:32 AM on December 3, 2013


That poor, poor man. Lucky to be alive, of course, but it must have been the worst kind of torture to suffer through - in the dark, in the sea, knowing you're going to die but having to wait, surrounded by the dead.

In nature there is neither good nor evil, but only an abundance of horror - that's about the size of it.
posted by Frowner at 10:34 AM on December 3, 2013


What intrigued me most about this amazing story when I caught it on GMA this morning was a report that the divers said that survivors tend to be cooks. Still wondering if 1) that's true and 2) if so, why?

Without any specific knowledge, I have two slightly related ideas: galleys may be generally located in places that tend to get air bubbles; and if the ship is going down, the cooks probably can't do anything helpful that might expose them to further danger, so they either go to the galley or find a safer place.
posted by Etrigan at 10:35 AM on December 3, 2013


Previously.
posted by Diablevert at 10:37 AM on December 3, 2013


Even knowing what was coming, I almost jumped out of my skin when the diver found him.
posted by roger ackroyd at 10:41 AM on December 3, 2013


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