Anita Alvarez, an American swimmer competing in the FINA World Aquatic Championships, had to be rescued from the bottom of the pool after losing consciousness.
The 25-year-old artistic swimmer sank to the bottom of the pool at the end of her routine on Wednesday (June 22) in Budapest, Hungary.
Thankfully, Anita‘s coach Andrea Fuentes noticed this happening and she immediately jumped into action to save the swimmer’s life.
She dove to the bottom of the pool and lifted Anita to safety. Click inside to learn more about what happened… “I was already paying attention, and then I saw her going down,” Fuentes said (via CNN). “I didn’t even ask myself if I should go or not, I just thought that I was not going to wait.” Fuentes says she jumped to action quicker than the lifeguards because “I know Anita very well and I know the sport very well.Read more on justjared.com