Dramatic video shows unconscious US synchronised swimmer Anita Alvarez being dragged out of pool

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2022-06-24 00:30:03

Dramatic footage shows the moment Anita Alvarez was pulled unconscious from the bottom of a pool in Budapest while competing in the World Championship yesterday

Video shows Alvarez's coach Andrea Fuentes dragging the talented 25-year-old to the side of the pool with the help of a lifeguard after she fainted moments after finishing her solo routine

Alvarez was dragged out of the pool onto a stretcher and taken for emergency treatment following the ordeal during which, her coach said, she stopped breathing for at least two minutes. Medics late on Wednesday said she was recovering

Anita Alvarez lies at the bottom of the pool in the Budapest World Championships after fainting mid competition yesterday

Anita Alvarez is rescued by her heroic coach Andrea Fuentes after losing consciousness and sinking to the bottom of the pool at the World Championships in Budapest on Thursday

A member of Team USA also jumped in to help drag Alvarez to the surface with the lifeguards accused of not doing anything to help

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