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Sailor injured during solo race rescued in Indian Ocean

Sailor injured during solo race rescued in Indian Ocean

World
A sailor who suffered a crippling back injury during a solo round-the-world race has been rescued in the Indian Ocean. Abhilash Tomy was rescued by a French fishing vessel, Osiris, on Monday amid an international effort coordinated by Australia.The 39-year-old skipper injured his back badly and was unable to move after a storm rolled his boat 360 degrees during the Golden Globe Race on Friday.Both masts on his 36ft-long (11m) classic yacht, Thuriya, were taken down by the storm and were seen hanging over the vessel's side. Mr Tomy, who is also an Indian naval officer, had been coming third out of 18 participants before the severe storm and survived on cans of iced tea.Indian navy spokesman Captain DK Sharma told Sky News: "He is conscious, he can talk, he's been rescued."...
Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

Elon Musk sued by British diver who rescued Thai boys

Technology
A British diver who helped rescue boys trapped in a Thai cave is suing Elon Musk for $ 57,000 (£43,300) after the Tesla chief called him a paedophile. Vernon Unsworth claims the billionaire defamed him with "unlawful, unsupportable and reprehensible accusations", according to court documents filed in California and seen by Sky News.They also say that Mr Musk "falsely conveyed that [the] United Kingdom citizen...is a paedophile, child rapist, a child sex-trafficker, the husband of a 12-year-old child bride and a liar".Mr Unsworth was part of the team of international divers who became known worldwide after they successfully rescued all 12 youngsters and their football coach when they became trapped for two weeks by rising waters in a Thai cave complex. ...
Boys rescued from Thai cave 'overwhelmed' when divers first arrived

Boys rescued from Thai cave 'overwhelmed' when divers first arrived

World
Sitting on an ornate carpet in a Thailand temple on Wednesday, a golden Buddha staring over their shoulders, the 12 young soccer players and their coach beamed with smiles and spoke of the uncertainty they faced while trapped in a flooded jungle cave — and the lessons they learned. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, the members of the Wild Boars soccer team reunited, eager to thank the world for the outpouring of love and support that went into rescuing them from a harrowing subterranean ordeal — many details of which they shared publicly for the first time. "We learned about love by receiving love from everyone," said one of the boys, Adul Samon, 14. Watch the full interview with the rescued Thai boys and their soccer coach on "World News Tonight" at 6:30 p.m. (ET)...
Thailand's rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

Thailand's rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

World
With their heads bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys' soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand on Saturday completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. About 300 people gathered for the ceremony on a rainy morning that saw the boys leave temple life to return to their families. Those present gave alms — flowers, food, money — as a gesture of their religious devotion. The July 25 ordination of 11 boys of the Wild Boars soccer team along with the 25-year-old coach was especially dedicated to a former Thai navy SEAL, Saman Gunan, who died while diving during a volunteer mission to supply the cave with oxygen tanks essential to a successful rescue. A twelfth boy did not go through the religious ritual because he isn'...
British diver tells Thai boys rescued from cave to 'be careful in the future'

British diver tells Thai boys rescued from cave to 'be careful in the future'

World
Before leaving Thailand, one of the members of the British dive team that helped save 12 boys and their coach trapped in a flooded cave sent some friendly words of advice to the recuperating rescuees. "We're very glad we could get you out alive. And be careful in the future," Jason Mallison, a diver for the British Cave Rescue Council, said when asked by reporters in Thailand if there was anything he wanted to tell the rescued members of the Wild Boar soccer team. Mallison and his British diving colleague, John Volanthen, were given medals of honor and certificates of appreciation by Thai military officials Thursday before they flew back to Great Britain. "Great work and we really appreciate it," a Thai military official said as he bestowed on the men the souvenir medals during a cer...