American artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez was at risk of drowning after losing consciousness in the pool at the World Championships in Budapest on Wednesday. After that, he was rescued by Andrea Fuentes.
Spanish Fentes, four-time Olympic medalist in synchronized swimming, jumped into the pool after seeing Alvarez sink to the bottom at the end of the final solo-free routine.
She was treated by the pool before being taken off on a stretcher.
It was the second time Fuentes rescued Alvarez after he jumped into the pool at last year’s Olympic qualifying event and took her safely with his American swimming partner Lindi Schroeder.
“Anita is much better, she’s already in the best condition. To be honest, it was a good horror,” Fentes told the Spanish newspaper Marca on Wednesday.
“I saw no lifeguard jumping in and jumped into the water again. I was a little scared because she wasn’t breathing, but I’m fine now. She has to rest.”
In a statement on the US Artistic Swimming Instagram page, Fentes said 25-year-old Alvarez would be evaluated by doctors on Thursday before a decision was made to attend a team event on Friday.
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