Friday, April 3, 2015

Watch: Coast Guard medevacs sailor missing for more than 60 days

Screen shot of Coast Guard video
The Coast Guard said in a release that crews "medevaced a man who was located on a disabled sailing vessel Thursday approximately 200 miles off the North Carolina coast." "Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received notification from the 1,085-foot, German-flagged motor vessel Houston Express at approximately 1:30 p.m., indicating they spotted a man and the vessel approximately 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and took him aboard. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, at approximately 3:40 p.m. The helicopter crew met the Houston Express, hoisted the man and transported him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, arriving at approximately 7:30 p.m. The man, 37-year-old Louis Jordan and the sailing vessel Angel, were initially reported missing by his family to the Coast Guard Jan. 29," release said.

" The Coast Guard will conduct a debrief with Jordan."

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