US coast guard winching Louis Jordan to safety
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Sailor rescued from overturned boat after 66 days

A sailor who says he spent two months lost at sea has been rescued after apparently surviving on raw fish and rainwater.

Louis Jordan, 37, was found by a passing German tanker 200 miles off the North Carolina coast on Thursday.

His 35-foot sailboat had overturned and Mr Jordan was sitting on the hull, from where he was hoisted to safety.

His family reported him missing at the end of January, and when his father spoke to him after the rescue, he said: "I thought I lost you."

Ben Ando reports.

  • 03 Apr 2015
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