IN PHOTOS: US Olympic Swimmer Saved from Drowning by Coach During World Championship After Fainting

IN PHOTOS: US Olympic Swimmer Saved from Drowning by Coach During World Championship After Fainting


Two-time Olympic artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez was in danger of drowning after fainting while performing at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday.

Alvarez was dramatically rescued by her coach.

“In harrowing images, 25-year-old Anita Alvarez could be seen floating toward the bottom of the pool, apparently unconscious, after completing her solo free routine,” NBC reported.

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Alvarez’s coach, Andrea Fuentes, a four-time Olympic medalist in synchronized swimming, jumped immediately after she saw Alvarez losing her consciousness and sinking to the bottom of the pool.

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