An Indian yachtsman who was injured while competing in an around-the-world sailing race in the Indian Ocean, has been rescued.
Abhilash Tomy was saved by a French vessel, a spokesman for the Indian Navy said on Monday.
The 39-year-old Indian Navy officer suffered a serious back injury when the mast of his 10-metre vessel, Thuriya, was broken in extreme weather on Saturday.
The storm produced to up to 14-metre high waves during the Golden Globe Race.
An Indian Navy aircraft launched from Port Louis in Mauritius early on Sunday had established visual contact with Thuriya.
The Navy also posted images of the boat with its broken mast on Twitter.
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