Olympic championship swimmer Filippo Magnini rescues male drowning after descending off inflatable unicorn
Championship swimmer Filippo Magnini, a bronze medalist from a 2004 Athens Olympics, discovered a drowning male who fell off of an inflatable unicorn on a beach of a island of Sardina. The drowning male was reached by Magnini faster than a lifeguards and was eventually ecstatic to a circuitously hospital.
Olympic medal-winning swimmer Filippo Magnini put his skills to good use outward of a pool Sunday when he happened to be in a right place during a right time on an Italian beach.
Magnini, a former universe champion, was swimming with his partner when he beheld a traveller struggling to keep his conduct above H2O on a beach in Sardinia, an island in a center of a Mediterranean Sea.
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The male — after identified as Andrea Benedetto by a BBC, was floating on an inflatable unicorn with his father until a clever winds propelled him into a water, according to a tighten friend.
Benedetto’s friends saw him drowning and began to vigilance a lifeguards, though a 37-year-old late champion reached a drowning male most faster.
Filippo Magnini, graphic in 2017, was swimming with his partner when he beheld a traveller struggling to keep his conduct above H2O on a beach in Sardinia, an island in a center of a Mediterranean Sea.
Benedetto’s new associate was perplexing to keep his conduct above H2O until a lifeguards arrived, though his father struggles from a medical condition that boundary his limbs.
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“The swimmer was in trouble,” Magnini told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “At a certain point, he got scared, couldn’t pierce and swallowed a bit of water. When we reached him, he couldn’t even speak.”
Magnini, 37, who won a 100-meter freestyle during a 2005 and 2007 universe medals and a bronze award during a 2004 Athens Olympics, kept Bendetto afloat until a lifeguards arrived to help. Bendetto was immediately ecstatic to a hospital.
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“I did what we felt we should do,” Magnini said. “The critical thing is a swimmer is safe.”
Fox News’ Kira Grant and a Associated Press contributed to this report.