Sailor Rescued After 66 Days Lost at Sea

37-year-old Louis Jordan was found off the coast of Cape Hatteras.

37-year-old Louis Jordan had been missing for more than two months when he was rescued Thursday, 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Jordan and his boat Angel were reported missing by his family on January 29. He'd sailed from a marina in Conway, S.C. on January 23.

"I was planning on going out to get some fish and come back," he told Good Morning America. "I didn't plan on it taking that long."

He admitted he doesn't plan on going out on a boat any time soon, at least not far from shore into the ocean.

The German-flagged motor vessel Houston Express was off Cape Hatteras when the crew spotted Jordan and his disabled boat and took him aboard.

Sailor rescued by Coast Guard
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew lands at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., Thursday, April 2, 2015, after medevacing a sailor who had been missing for more than 60 days. 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 the man on his vessel approximately 200 miles east of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and took him aboard. - U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter ShinnPetty Officer 2nd Class Walter S, U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area