A man who went missing at sea more than two months ago was rescued from his capsized sailboat off the North Carolina coast on Thursday. He claims he survived on pancakes, rainwater and fish.
The crew of a German container ship spotted Louis Jordan sitting on his overturned boat, the 35-foot Angel, 66 days after his family reported him missing in late January. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from North Carolina airlifted Jordan, 37, from the ship to a hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, on Thursday night. He had a shoulder injury and was dehydrated, according to the Coast Guard and Jordan’s family.
Self-described as an “inexperienced sailor,” Jordan told NBC News that he sailing to the Gulf Stream when his boat capsized.
“My boat got flipped and did a 180 on me while I was sleeping at night, and I was flying through the air and somersaulting and all my junk and all my equipment, all my GPS devices and everything, even my stove dislodged and it was all flying with me, all rolling around,” he told ABC News.
Video by Mashable’s Chris Grasinger; additional reporting by The Associated Press
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