Team USA Coach rescues unconscious swimmer from pool at World Aquatics Championships

Team USA Coach rescues unconscious swimmer from pool at World Aquatics Championships.

Team USA Coach, unconscious swimmer, pool

Team USA Artistic swimmer and two-time Olympian Anita Alvarez was rescued by her coach after she fainted while in the pool during the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest on Wednesday.

Driving the news: Alvarez lost consciousness in the pool and began sinking to the bottom toward the end of her solo routine, causing Team USA coach Andrea Fuentes to jump in and rescue her, per Reuters.

The big picture: It is the second time Fuentes has rescued Alvarez. The swimmer also fainted during an Olympic qualification event last year, according to Reuters.

What theyre saying: "Watching yesterday’s medical emergency of 2x Olympian Anita Alvarez and subsequent rescue by coach Andrea Fuentes was heartbreaking for our community," USA Artistic Swimming said in its statement.

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