Sailor missing since January rescued off Cape Hatteras

Sailor Louis Jordan walks into Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with Coast Guard crews April 2, 2015 after having been missing for more than 60 days (WAVY/Liz Palka).

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A sailor who’s been missing for more than 60 days was spotted off the coast of Cape Hatteras Thursday and brought to a Norfolk hospital.

Around 1:30 p.m., the German container ship Houston Express contacted Coast Guard watchstanders in Portsmouth, saying they had taken aboard a man from a disabled sailboat 200 miles off the coast.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew left Elizabeth City around 3:40 p.m., met the Houston Express and hoisted the man onto the MH-60 Jayhawk.

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