‘Castaway’ sailor found alive after 68 days lost at sea

Sailor Louis Jordan is taken for medical attention
Sailor Louis Jordan is taken for medical attention

A man whose family reported him missing at sea for more than two months is back on dry land and is being reunited with his loved ones.

The crew of a German tanker spotted Louis Jordan sitting on the overturned hull of his 35ft sailboat yesterday. He was floating about 200 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew from North Carolina took Mr Jordan to a hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, last night.

Mr Jordan sailed out of a marina in Conway, South Carolina, on January 23 and had not been seen or heard from since, a total of 68 days.

Coast Guard spokeswoman Lieutenant Krystyn Pecora said the 37-year-old had a shoulder injury.

His father, Frank Jordan, said his son also was dehydrated.