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US sailor rescued after 66 days lost at sea

Oceans

A sailor who spent two months lost at sea has been rescued after apparently surviving on raw fish and rainwater
Louis Jordan, 37, said putting his clothes in the sea helped catch fish, and he thanked God for saving him when he was down to his last drops of water.

“Finally God answered my prayer right before I ran out,” he told CNN.

His capsized sailing boat was found by a German ship 200 miles off the North Carolina coast on Thursday. He suffered dehydration and an injured shoulder.

The Coast Guard expressed surprise at how well he was, but said they had no reason to doubt his story.

When the boat flipped in the middle of the night, he said he was sent flying through the air.

The injury he suffered meant he could not repair his broken mast, and all his electronics and navigation systems were useless.

After his food and drink ran out, he collected rainwater and eventually had 25 gallons, which he drank at a rate of a pint a day.

He had difficulty catching the fish, until he noticed they were attracted to his laundry when he put clothes in the sea to rinse.

So using a hand net, he managed to catch food.

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