A BADLY injured Indian yachtsman is reportedly in a stable condition and being transported for medical treatment after he was rescued in the remote southern Indian Ocean.
Abhilash Tomy was rescued on Monday evening after his yacht Thuriya lost its mast in a storm on Friday.
He is being taken to Ile Amsterdam, which has a small hospital but no airport big enough to take a fixed-wing aircraft.
A French fisheries patrol boat found the 39-year-old after he was able to provide information via text messages, although the battery power of his devices was diminishing.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is running the rescue operation, taking to Twitter to thank those involved in the efforts.
“FPV Osiris has successfully located and rescued Abhliash Tomy who is reported to be in a stable condition,” AMSA wrote on.
“The vessel will now transport Tomy to Ile Amsterdam for further medical treatment.”