Naval officer Abhilash Tomy, stranded in Indian Ocean, rescued after 3 days

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The yacht was in Australia's search and rescue zone, 3500km southwest of Perth and 3000km southeast of the French island Reunion.

Who is Abhilash Tomy and how the incident happened?

The Australian Rescue Coordination Centre at Canberra is coordinating the mission in conjunction with agencies including the Australian Defence Department and the Indian Navy.

He had messaged a day earlier, saying: "ACTIVATED EPIRB. Chest burning", was a subsequent message the 39-year-old Indian navy commander sent Sunday, per the BBC.

Fellow competitor Gregor McGuckin's yacht was also de-masted during the same storm that rolled Tomy's yacht.

"We do know he's got a very severely injured back and we believe that he's very restricted in his ability to maneuver". He may be asked to provide immediate medical assistance to Tomy when he arrived at first light on Monday. Reports said that the Kirti Chakra awardee sustained a back injury and was pulled out on a stretcher in a conscious state.

A seriously injured Indian sailor stranded in the middle of the Indian Ocean has been rescued and is safe, officials say.

"Amsa has also tasked a Royal Australian Air Force P-8A Poseidon aircraft and a civilian Global Express aircraft from Australia".

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An worldwide rescue effort is underway to save a seriously injured solo yacht racer whose vessel is stricken in a remote part of the Indian Ocean, 3,200 kilometres off the coast of Western Australia. Tomy will then be brought on board Australian Naval ship HMAS Ballarat.

An global rescue mission was launched and the Indian navy tweeted that he had been rescued this morning, saying: "Tomy rescued safely.", read a Monday tweet from the verified account of the Spokesperson of the Indian Navy.

Other racing yachts may be able to check on the yacht in the meantime.

Participants must use yachts similar to the one sailed by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston during his round-the-world -adventure in 1968-1969, when he -became the first person to perform a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the globe.

The Golden Globe Race is a 30,000 mile solo journey that sailors compete in without support from modern technology.

The event is created to celebrate Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's historic 1968/9 first solo non-stop circumnavigation around the world.

He was in third place in the Golden Globe Race when the storm hit. They are also banned from using modern technology such as Global Positioning System and mobile phones.

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