Sunday, April 5, 2015

Man Rescued After 66 Days At Sea Is Not Sure If He'll Sail Again

Louis Jordan, 37, said he survived 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina by catching fish. He was reunited Thursday with his family.

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A man who went missing at sea was found alive 66 days later.

The Coast Guard rescued 37-year-old Louis Jordan from his sailboat, Angel, on Thursday, 200 miles off the North Carolina coast. The boat had tipped over and become disabled, authorities said.

A German vessel first spotted the man on the hull of his capsized boat around 1:30 p.m. east of Cape Hatteras, authorities said. A Coast Guard helicopter then met the boat, hoisted Jordan up, and took him to a hospital, where he was reportedly treated for a dehydration and a shoulder injury.

He told rescuers he survived by eating fish, and drinking rain water the Associated Press reported.

In an interview Friday with the Today show, Jordan said "it seemed like a lot longer" than 66 days.

Asked if he's ever going to go sailing again, Jordan said he did not know. As for the foods he missed the most during the ordeal, Jordan said he's looking forward to eating barbecue and organic ice cream.

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