Tragedy? No, miracle: sailor found after 66 days adrift

Bee_velistHe had been listed as missing last January 29, and by then the search had been called off. But Louis Jordan, the 37-year-old American sailor who went out to sea in his boat “Angel” for a solo fishing trip in the Atlantic, was evidently born under a lucky star. On that occasion the boat capsized and Jordan survived 66 days by staying on the hull, eating food supplies, catching fish and drinking rainwater.

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Spotting him was, two hundred miles off the coast of North Carolina, a German tanker, the Houston Express, which immediately alerted the Portsmouth Coast Guard before taking him on board. Jordan, who was injured in a shoulder, was later transported by helicopter to a hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, and is doing well .

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