A US Man Was Found after Being Lost at Sea for 66 Days

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(Newswire.net — April 3, 2015)  — The US Coast Guard rescued the 37-year-old man from South Carolina, after he had been lost at sea for 66 days.  Louis Jordan, kept himself alive for more than two months by rationing the food he had on board and eating raw fish which he caught. However, the same bad weather that broke his yacht actually saved him providing him with enough fresh water from the sky so that he could survive. 

He was found at Cape Hatteras drifting some 300 km off the coast of North Carolina, reports said. Reportedly, Jordan took off on January 23, to fish on his 35 foot yacht named Angel.

After his family lost contact with him for seven days, they alerted the police.

After two months of searching with no results, rescuers were close to calling of the search. Even, Jordan’s family started to lose the faith he would be found. Then, like some Hollywood movie script, a tanker accidentally found him in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The German tanker spotted Jordan sitting on the hull of his overturned boat at 1:30 pm on Thursday.

The Coast Guard immediately deployed a rescue helicopter which flew Jordan to the US mainland. According to reports, the Coast Guard helicopter arrived to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Virginia around 7:30 pm. Jordan’s parents arrived at around 10:00 pm.

Photos showed Jordan walking on his own indicating he was in a good condition.  News reports confirmed that he had a shoulder injury.

News bureau wavy.com received an audio clip of Jordan talking to his father, Frank Jordan, after being rescued.

“We prayed and we prayed, and we hoped that you were still alive,” Frank told his son.

“So, that’s all that matters. That’s the only thing that matters.”

“I was just praying about you, ’cause I was afraid that you guys were crying and sad that I was dead … and I wasn’t dead,” Jordan said.

According the Coast Guards, Jordan had been travelling north when he encountered the rough weather. His yacht lost its mast and his electronic equipment.

Jordan was found not far from the Bermuda Triangle, an area in the Atlantic Ocean where airplanes and ships have mysteriously disappeared.