What an amazing story! 66 days at sea and surviving on raw fish and rain water while hanging onto the hull of his sailboat.

The U.S. Coast Guard says a German tanker M/V Houston Express spotted Louis Jordan and his 35-foot sailboat approximately 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras around 1:30 p.m. The 37 year-old Jordan was reported missing by his father on January 29th and was last seen in Conway, South Carolina on January 23rd.

Thursday afternoon the Coast Guard said that a helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City was en route to medevac Louis Jordan to a Norfolk, VA hospital. There’s no immediate word on the man’s condition.


Louis Jordan arrived at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in VA about 7:30 p.m. and was able to walk inside, with a Coast Guard crewman assisting him.

AUDIO UPDATE 1:  Audio from the first contact in 66 days between Frank Jordan and his son, missing sailor Louis Jordan, Thursday, April 2, 2015.

AUDIO UPDATE 2: Audio of Frank Jordan thanking the captain of a motor vessel Thursday, April 2, 2015, for spotting and taking aboard his son who had been missing for 66 days.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew lands at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., Thursday, April 2, 2015, after medevacing a sailor who had been missing for more than 60 days. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received notification from the 1,085-foot German-flagged motor vessel Houston Express at approximately 1:30 p.m. indicating they spotted the man on his vessel approximately 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and took him aboard. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn)

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