When ‘God of life’ gave a new lease of life to injured Navy Cdr Abhilash Tomy

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Mumbai: In Egyptian mythology, Osiris is referred to as the God of life, death, the flooding of the Nile and the afterlife. Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy’s mid-ocean rescue by the French fishing vessel ‘Osiris’ proved just that, giving the sailor a new lease of life.

Cdr Tomy’s 32-feet long sailboat Thuriya first braved the wrath of the sea and gusty winds, leading to at least one toppling. The sailor may have been inside when the toppling happened, injuring his back, his mentor and race manager Cdr (retd) Dilip Donde said.

“While the vessel stabilized after the toppling, the solo occupant was far from normal. The injuries made him immobile and request for evacuation through a satellite-based communication gadget,” he said.

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