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Shipwrecked sailor rescued after two months lost at sea

Louis Jordan was spotted by German tanker 200 miles off North Carolina coast

OUTER BANKS, COROLLA, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES - 2011/08/25: Dramatic blue oceanJohn Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images

Reuters –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 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 January29, the Coast Guard said.

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