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Olympic Swimmer Saves Man From Drowning

Filippo Magnini sprang into action and swam out to save the struggling swimmer before lifeguards could get in a lifeboat and save the civilian. 
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Filippo Magnini was able to keep the victim’s head above water until lifeguards came to the rescue.

Italian Olympic swimmer Filippo Magnini saved a man who was drowning off a beach in Sardinia, according to reports. 

The man found himself in trouble after he tried chasing a swan float carried out to sea by the wind, witness Marco Bencivenga told CNN

When the man’s friends began calling for help, Magnini sprang into action and swam out to save the struggling swimmer before lifeguards could get in a lifeboat to save the civilian. 

Bencivenga, who was vacationing on the Italian island, said that the victim had swallowed a lot of water and couldn’t talk. But the two-time world champion swimmer was able to keep the victim’s head above water until lifeguards came to the rescue.

The victim was then brought to shore with the help of Magnini and the lifeguards. He was quickly taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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