Photos: Dramatic images show U.S. coach saving swimmer at world championships


While U.S. artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez was performing her solo free routine Wednesday in competition at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, her coach noticed something was wrong: Alvarez had sunk to the bottom of the pool.

Andrea Fuentes immediately dived in, pulling Alvarez to the surface, where the two were helped out by another person, according to published reports.

Alvarez had fainted.

USA's coach Andrea Fuentes, right, rescues USA's Anita Alvarez from the bottom of the pool

U.S. coach Andrea Fuentes, right, prepares to pull Anita Alvarez from the pool after the swimmer had fainted.

(Oli Scarff / AFP/Getty Images )

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