Commander Abhilash Tomy rescued, to be picked up by INS Satpura from Amsterdam Islands

Written by Sagar Rajput | Mumbai | Updated: September 24, 2018 9:48:29 pm

Tomy had suffered a serious back injury Friday after his yacht was damaged in a storm while representing India in the international solo circumnavigation Golden Globe Race (GGR) 2018. (Express Photo by Photo Pradip Das)

Three days after he suffered a serious back injury while representing India in the international solo circumnavigation Golden Globe Race (GGR) 2018, Indian Naval commander Abhilash Tomy was rescued Monday by a French vessel, Osiris.

Tomy had suffered a serious back injury Friday after his yacht was damaged in a storm while representing India in the international solo circumnavigation Golden Globe Race (GGR) 2018. Follow Rescue Mission highlights

The defence spokesperson in Mumbai confirmed Tomy was rescued by the French fishing vessel. The rescue team shifted Tomy from his indigenous vessel, S V Thuriya to the Osiris on a stretcher using their Gemini boat. He also said that they had a doctor on board who confirmed that Tomy was conscious and has been provided with initial medical care.

The rescue team from French fishing vessle Osiris boarding Thuriya.

In a message via satellite phone on Friday, Tomy had asked for a stretcher as he was rendered immobile after a…

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