Louis Jordan, center, walks from the Coast Guard helicopter to the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., after being found off the North Carolina coast, Thursday, April 2, 2015. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)
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A Coast Guard helicopter crew from North Carolina flew to the ship and airlifted Louis Jordan to a hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, said Lt. Krystyn Pecora, a spokeswoman for the Coast Guard's 5th District office.Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss said Jordan's 10-meter sailboat had lost its mast and capsized. The tanker crew said it found Jordan sitting on the hull.Doss said it was not known where or how long the boat had been capsized, but said Jordan told them he ate fish he caught to survive.Records show that Louis Jordan sailed out of the marina in Conway, on Jan. 23, aboard the sailboat Angel, said Marilyn Fajardo, a spokeswoman for the Coast Guard's 7th District.
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