Video: The Coast Guard medevaced a man who was located on a disabled sailing vessel Thursday (April 2, 2015) 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.
The Coast Guard will conduct a debrief with Jordan.
For previous releases containing visual imagery of the medevac, Jordan’s arrival at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and audio of Jordan’s initial contact with his father, please visit: http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2156546/5th-District-Mid-Atlantic .
For questions regarding the initial search and rescue case, contact the Coast Guard 7th District at 305-415-6683.
For questions regarding the current medevac, contact the Coast Guard 5th District at 757-434-7712.