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American swimmer Anita Alvarez rescued from pool after fainting at Hungarian Swimming World MPNRC

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Artistic swimmer Anita lvarez was dramatically rescued from the bottom of the pool by her coach after she fainted at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

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Andrea Fuentes jumped to save Team USA’s Alvarez, who drowned at the bottom of the pool and was not breathing after completing his routine during Wednesday night’s singles free final.

“It was a big scare. I had to jump because the lifeguards weren’t doing it,” Fuentes was quoted as saying by the Spanish newspaper Marca.

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Dressed in shorts and a T-shirt, Fuentes dived to the bottom of the pool and dragged Alvarez to the surface, before leading the aggrieved swimmer to the edge of the pool.

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“I was scared because I noticed she wasn’t breathing, but now she’s doing great,” Fuentes said.

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Alvarez was taken on a stretcher to the pool’s medical center, leaving teammates and fans in shock.

The US swim team later issued a statement saying Alvarez was doing well.

Fuentes, a four-time Olympic medalist, told Spanish radio that lvarez had fainted because of the effort expended during the routine.

“He had only water in his lungs, once he started breathing again everything was fine,” Fuentes said.

“It took like a full hour. I said things weren’t right, I was yelling at the lifeguards to get into the water, but they didn’t listen to me or they didn’t understand.

“She wasn’t breathing. I went as fast as I could as if it were an Olympic final.”

Fuentes said Alvarez planned to rest on Thursday and was still hoping to take part in Friday’s team event after further medical examination.

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Alvarez, 25, was in her third World Championships. She also reportedly fainted during an Olympic qualifier in Barcelona last year.

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