Sailor Rescued After 66 Days Lost at Sea

Louis Jordan, 37, was released from the hospital after being treated for dehydration and a broken collarbone.
2:13 | 04/03/15

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Want to turn to an incredible survival story. A man missing for 66 days at sea rescued by the coast guard after his sailboat was spotted drifting over 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina. ABC's Clayton Sandell has the story. Reporter: It's the incredible rescue over two months in the making. Survivor. Reporter: Louis Jordan lost at sea for over 60 days airlifted to safety by the coast guard and taking his first remarkable steps back on shore overnight. Walking off the helicopter and into the hospital. Now this morning he's sharing his incredible story of survival. I have a lot to live for. Reporter: The 37-year-old set out January 23rd from south Carolina on what was supposed to be a routine fishing trip. What ebbed up happening was I woke up in the middle of the night and I was flying through the air and Somer sauling, all my gps device and everything were all rolling around in this water. Reporter: His meager rations dwindling each day. Jordan soon forced to catch and eat fish straight from the sea. I don't want to die out here. Reporter: His parents reported him missing on January 29th but after ten days of searches no sign of Jordan or the ship. The case suspended until Thursday when a cargo ship spotted Jordan sitting on the damaged boat's hull some 200 miles off cape hatteras, north Carolina. They called the coast guard. We're headed back to shore. Rescued on Easter. Beautiful. Thank you, god. Reporter: He called his parents himself to give them the good news. Hey, dad. Hey, Louis. I haven't heard you so long. Reporter: Before arriving at Virginia's Norfolk general hospital. For the emotional reunion. My baby had come home. Reporter: Jordan was treated for dehydration and is nursing a broken collarbone but incredibly he was released from the hospital overnight. The name of his boat, by the way, "The angel" and just maybe one was watching over him too. For "Good morning America," Clayton Sandell, ABC news, new York.

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