Scary moments for Anita Alvarez: coach avoids tragedy

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Scary moments at the World Championships in Budapest

Lots of fear but, fortunately, a big sigh of relief for Anita Alvarez, representative of the U.S. synchronized swimming team at the World Championships in Budapest.

The U.S. synchronist, in fact, experienced an illness while in the pool, losing consciousness and remaining underwater for a few seconds without moving. Her coach, who immediately realized the dangerous situation, jumped into the water and with the help of another staff member, revived her and brought her to the poolside, where she was referred to the care of paramedics.

Alvarez, fortunately, is doing well: upon awakening, she was greeted by warm applause from the audience in the stands.

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