Coast Guard is rescuing sailor missing for 66 days
Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Coast Guard reported in a news release
that its crews are conducting a medevac of a man, who has been missing
for 66 days and who was located on his disabled sailboat this afternoon
off the North Carolina coast.
Watchstanders at the
Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received
notification from the 1085-foot, German-flagged motor vessel Houston
Express at approximately 1:30 p.m., indicating they spotted a man and
the vessel about 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras and took him aboard.
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Air Station
Elizabeth City, N. C., at approximately 3:40 p.m. The helicopter is
scheduled to meet the Houston Express, hoist the man, and transport him
to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk.
37-year-old Louis Jordan and the sailing vessel Angel, were initially
reported missing by his family to the Coast Guard on Jan. 29.
The Coast Guard will conduct a debriefing with Jordan.
More information, photos, and video will be available on Island Free Press as soon as we receive it from the Coast Guard.