19-year-old Spanish swimmer dies after practicing breath-holding


‘Ramiro Tossone, a 19-year-old swimmer who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Regional Hospital of Malaga after being rescued from a pool, finally died on Wednesday, according to health sources confirmed to Europa Press.

According to 112 sources, last Saturday he suffered an incident while practicing apnea during training in one of the pools of the Mediterranean club, after which he had to be rescued with symptoms of drowning by the staff of the enclosure.

Sport apnea is a test that measures the ability of a person to stay underwater or to descend underwater freely.’

Read La Vanguardia (here Google translated)
Image courtesy of Hernán Piñera, CC BY-SA 2.0

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