Man Survived 66 Days at Sea

Louis Jordan, 37, survived out at sea for nearly 10 weeks before being rescued.
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catching up with life. David? And the unbelievable tale of survival, the fisherman lost for 66 days, back on dry land. Found adrift hundreds of miles off the coast of North Carolina. He had been floating alone on his capsized boat. Clayton Sandell now. Survivor is clear of the vessel. Reporter: This is the moment Louis Jordan is fished to safety. Nearly ten weeks after the 37-year-old's own fishing trip became a disaster. I woke up in the middle of the night. Water was suddenly flooding the cabin. And the floor was the ceiling and the ceiling was the floor. Reporter: Jordan's sailboat, "The angel," is soon disabled and drifting. He has food but not much. Surviving on pancakes, rainwater and fish he catches himself. The will to live is extremely stronger than you may think. Reporter: With no sign of the boat, the search is called off in February. Eventually he's down to his last can of tomatoes. That's when he sees it. And I saw its side and I said, "Oh, that's it." Reporter: Picked up by a passing cargo ship, Jordan calls his dad. Hey dad. Hey, Louis. Oh man, nice to hear your voice. Reporter: Their first words in more than two agonizing months. I was afraid that you guys were crying and sad that I was dead and I wasn't dead. We were. I thought I lost you. Reporter: Louis' father says he was just beginning to accept that his son was dead. An absolute shock, but a good

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