An underwater digital photographer has captured the dramatic rescue of Group U.
swimmer Anita Alvarez, that fainted throughout her routine.
Alvarez, 25, was performing in the artistic swimming solo totally free last at the 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.
At the end of her swim on Wednesday (neighborhood time)she fainted as well as sank to the bottom of the pool.
Head train Andrea Fuentes dived in, totally clothed, to rescue Alvarez".
It was a great scare,"Fuentes informed Spanish sporting activities paper Macra".
I had to dive since the lifeguards didn't do it.
I was terrified because I could see she had not been breathing".
The underwaterrescue was captured byAFP photographer Oli Scarff.
Fuentes broughtAlvarez to the surface, where one more swimmer assisted her takeAlvarez to the side of the pool.
Alvarez was raised out of the water as well as onto a stretcher to obtain medical attention.
In a statement, Fuentes saidAlvarez had a medical emergency however was okay".
The doctors examined all vitals and also whatever is typical: heart rate, oxygen, sugar degrees, high blood pressure, and so on all is fine," Fuentes said".
We sometimes fail to remember that this happens in other high-endurance sports".
All of us have seen pictures where some professional athletes do not make it to the finish line as well as others assist them to obtain there".
Our sporting activity is no various than others, simply in a swimming pool, we press with limitations and also often we locate them".
Anita really feels great now and the physicians likewise say she is okay.
Tomorrow she will rest all the time and will certainly choose with the medical professional if she can swim free team finals or not.
Thank you for all of your well yearns for Anita".
This is not the very first timeAlvarez has actually had a clinical emergency situation in the pool.
She briefly shed awareness at the end of a regular throughout an Olympic qualification occasion in Barcelona inJune 2021.
It wasFuentes once again that divedin to rescue her.
Alvarez came seventh on Wednesday with a score of87.
The women's solo totally free was won by Japan'sYukiko Inui, who scored95.