Sailor missing for two months rescued off North Carolina coast
A Coast Guard helicopter crew lands at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., Thursday, April 2, 2015, after recusing a sailor who had been missing for more than 60 days. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn)
A man missing at sea for 66 days has been rescued in a disabled boat off the North Carolina coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday.
A German-flagged vessel alerted the Coast Guard at about 1:30 p.m. 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.
A USCG chopper lands at a Norfolk, Va hospital after medevacing a sailor who had been missing for 66 days. THU0663 pic.twitter.com/QGPGixwOfA— CBS Newspath (@cbsnewspath) April 3, 2015