Olympic Swimmer Rescues Man Drowning in the Ocean

July 10, 2019Jul 10, 2019

An Olympic swimmer is being credited with saving the life of another man. The incident happened in the ocean off the coast of Sardinia.

"Former world champion and Olympic swimmer Filippo Magnini saved the life of a man who was drowning off a Sardinian beach, according to an eyewitness. The bather got into trouble while attempting to chase a swan float that had been carried away by the wind, Marco Bencivenga, a newspaper director holidaying on the Italian island," told CNN.

A friend of the distressed man began to alert lifeguards and other people about the situation. Magnini was already in the water and swimming nearby. He rushed over and safely rescued the drowning swimmer.

"Magnini, who retired from professional swimming in 2017, is an Olympic bronze medalist, and won 100-meter freestyle golds at the 2005 and 2007 world championships," according to reports.

He was very humble after the incident even though he saved the man! He simply said he did "what he had to do." It was remarkable!

The man picked a good place to run into trouble since he was swimming next to an Olympian!

"Once they reached dry land the man received medical treatment and taken to hospital, where he was later dismissed," according to CNN.

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