Tuesday 27 September 2016

Sailor missing for two months rescued off North Carolina coast

Published 03/04/2015 | 07:27

Louis Jordan, second from left, walks from the Coast Guard helicopter to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va.
Louis Jordan, second from left, walks from the Coast Guard helicopter to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va.

A man missing at sea for 66 days has been rescued in a disabled boat off the North Carolina coast.

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A German-flagged vessel alerted the US Coast Guard that it had spotted the 37-year-old man and the vessel some 200 miles (320 km) east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and took him aboard.

The man, identified as Louis Jordan of South Carolina, was then airlifted from the ship and was being sent to a hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, the Guard said.

He was initially reported missing by his family on Jan. 29, the Coast Guard said.

Reuters

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