July 6, 2022

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Images | A swimmer survived and her trainer was rescued from drowning

Images |  A swimmer survived and her trainer was rescued from drowning

The USA artistic and synchronized swimming team coach entered the pool on Wednesday to rescue one of his swimmers who was drowning after she missed the World Championships in Budapest.

Anita Alvarez could not breathe after her performance in the free solo synchronized swimming final and sank to the bottom of the pool. Andrea Fuentes jumped into the water to save her.

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“We were so scared. I had to jump because the defenders were not doing it,” Fuentes told the Spanish newspaper. Brand.

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Fuentes, wearing shorts and a t-shirt, went down to the pool and lifted Alvarez before he could get help to carry the distressed swimmer to the edge of the pool.

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“I’m afraid she’s not breathing, but now she’s fine,” Fuentes assured him.

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A stretcher carried Alvarez to Poolside Medical Center, shocking colleagues and spectators.

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The US swimming team has released a reassuring statement about Alvarez’s health.

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