• Friday, August 19, 2022

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Injured Indian yachtsman plucked to safety from remote ocean

Abhilash Tomy

By: Sarwar Alam

A solo Indian sailor adrift at sea thousands of kilometres (miles) from dry land with a serious back injury was safely rescued from his stricken yacht Monday after an international search effort. Abhilash Tomy, a competitor in the Golden Globe round-the-world race, was badly injured during a storm that damaged his vessel and put its mast out of action on Friday as he sailed through a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean. Adrift some 3,500 kilometres (2,200 miles) from western Australia, the 39-year-old navy commander had been confined to his bunk and unable to move. But Indian and Australian officials…

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