Some Experts Doubt Sailor Louis Jordan's Story of Being Adrift at Sea for 66 Days
The guy rescued after 66 days lost at sea is coming under scrutiny today, with some people asking: is his story believable.
Louis Jordan's tale of survival captivated the nation. He said in an interview, "The whole boat had turned around. The ceiling was the floor, the floor was the ceiling. Everything was upside down and backwards."
It sounded like a real-life crisis straight out of the Robert Redford movie All Is Lost, as Jordan told it, his boat righted itself, but the mast was broken, and so, he said, was his collarbone. He claims he survived by eating raw fish and drinking rainwater.
Jordan said, "I was so thirsty, and out of water. Every day I'd say, 'Please God, send me some rain, send me some water!' "
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But some say he seemed in remarkably good shape for a man who was stranded at sea for 66 days
Surivalist Creek Stewart is host of The Weather Channel's Fat Guys In The Woods. While skeptical, he says Jordan's story is also plausible.
Stewart told INSIDE EDITION, "I am surprised at how good this guy looks. I've seen people look worse after a vacation in Disney World than this guy looks after 66 days at sea."
He continued, "He could absolutely have gathered enough water to survive for 66 days if he had enough buckets set out and the rain was coming down every few days. So, it's possible. It's unlikely, but it's very possible."
"Humans need very little to survive. Shelter, water and food, and this guy had access to all three of those," explained Stewart.
The Coast Guard issued this statement today declaring: "We don't have any reason to doubt him nor can we confirm he spent all this time out there. We are looking forward to learning more about what exactly happened. We are as keen as anyone to find out the truth.'
Jordan insisted to INSIDE EDITION that his account of what happened is real. He sent a statement saying he spent most of the time sheltered in the boat's cabin, "Rationing my food and water and keeping my calorie expenditure low were key to my survival."