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A sailor who spent two months lost at sea has been rescued after apparently surviving on raw fish and rainwater.

Louis Jordan, 37, was found by a passing German tanker 200 miles off the North Carolina coast on Thursday.

His 35-foot sailboat had overturned and Mr Jordan was sitting on the hull, from where he was hoisted to safety.

His family reported him missing at the end of January, and when his father spoke to him after the rescue, he said: “I thought I lost you.”

In an audio clip of the phone call, Mr Jordan apologises for not being able to sail home.

Speaking from the safety of the German container ship, he tells his father: “I’m doing fine now.”

Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss from the Coast Guard in Miami told WITN, a North Carolina broadcaster, that Mr Jordan had survived adrift in the Atlantic Ocean on a diet of raw fish and rainwater._82100792_cd447cd1-27e9-42d2-83d7-4699eac14134

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