Coaches and other staff jump into the pool to save American swimmer Anita Alvarez at the World Championships

American swimmer Anita Alvarez was rescued from the bottom of the pool by her 

coach at the FINA World Aquatic Championships in Budapest, Hungary, after she lost consciousness, according to Reuters. 

Coach Andrea Fuentes jumped into the pool after she saw the 25-year-old artistic swimmer sink to the bottom  

at the end of her routine in the women's solo free event on Wednesday. Fuentes, a four-time Olympic medalist in synchronized

swimming, lifted Alvarez to the surface before helping bring her to the edge of the pool. Alvarez, who competed at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic

received medical attention beside the pool, Reuters reported, and was subsequently carried off in a stretcher.

It was the second time Fuentes has had to rescue Alvarez, according to Reuters, after she leapt 

into the pool during an Olympic qualification event last year and pulled her to safety, along with the American's swim partner Lindi Schroeder.

Speaking to Spanish broadcaster Cadena COPE in a radio interview, Fuentes said the lifeguards didn't react quickly enough on Wednesday, which is why she jumped in.