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Astonishing moment freediver is saved after suffering a blackout 410 FEET below the surface

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Astonishing moment freediver is saved after suffering a blackout 410 FEET below the surface while trying to break deepest dive record

  • Miguel Lozano, a professional freediver, was trying to break the World Record for the deepest dive when he lost consciousness at 410ft below water’s surface
  • Video shows team of five divers working together to push Lozano upwards 
  • The Spanish freediver commended the team’s rescue effort as ‘impeccable’ 

Astonishing footage shows the moment a group of divers launched a brave rescue effort to save the life of a freediver who suffered a blackout 410 feet below the water’s surface.

Miguel Lozano, a Spanish professional freediver, was trying to break the World Record for the deepest dive when he lost consciousness.

Video, believed to be filmed in the Caribbean, shows a team of five divers swimming towards Lozano before working together to push him upwards in a rescue effort that the freediver commended as ‘impeccable’.

Lozano, who wasn’t carrying an oxygen tank, had managed to hold his breath long enough to reach 410ft below the water’s surface – only 6ft short of the World Record – when he blacked out.

Astonishing footage shows the moment a group of divers launched a brave rescue effort to save the life of a freediver who suffered a blackout 410ft below the water's surface

Astonishing footage shows the moment a group of divers launched a brave rescue effort to save the life of a freediver who suffered a blackout 410ft below the water’s surface

Video, believed to be filmed in the Caribbean, shows a team of five divers swimming towards Lozano before working together to push him upwards

Video, believed to be filmed in the Caribbean, shows a team of five divers swimming towards Lozano before working together to push him upwards

Video, believed to be filmed in the Caribbean, shows a team of five divers swimming towards Lozano before working together to push him upwards in a rescue effort that the freediver commended as ‘impeccable’. When he surfaced, a medical team were on hand to help him (right)

Video shows Lozano’s body becoming limp and another diver quickly covering the freediver’s mouth so that he couldn’t inhale water while unconscious.

A second diver was seen swimming quickly towards them to keep Lozano’s body upright as they pushed upwards towards the water’s surface.

A third member of the rescue team then unclipped Lozano’s lanyard, which had been attached to a line that was being used to help with navigation, while two more divers joined in to help push Lozano upwards.

The team worked like clockwork to ensure Lozano reached the surface – and when out in the open air, they were met by a group of medics who treated the freediver.

Lozano shared footage of the dramatic rescue on Instagram and commended the team for their ‘impeccable performance’. 

Video shows Lozano's body becoming limp and another diver quickly covering the freediver's mouth so that he couldn't inhale water while unconscious

Video shows Lozano's body becoming limp and another diver quickly covering the freediver's mouth so that he couldn't inhale water while unconscious

Video shows Lozano’s body becoming limp and another diver quickly covering the freediver’s mouth so that he couldn’t inhale water while unconscious

Lozano shared footage of the dramatic rescue on Instagram and commended the team for their 'impeccable performance'

Lozano shared footage of the dramatic rescue on Instagram and commended the team for their 'impeccable performance'

Lozano shared footage of the dramatic rescue on Instagram and commended the team for their ‘impeccable performance’

He wrote: ‘We usually try to hide accidents in Freediving to avoid giving a bad image and bring freediving closer to the general public.

‘Black out rarely occurs, but when it happens, as part of our sport and with the appropriate protocols, as you can see in the video (as it would happen in other sports like climbing) I had no consequences. 

‘Thanks to the Roatan Freediving school team who put on an impeccable performance and mentally allowed me to face this world record attempt.’

Lozano, who was born in Barcelona, dived 400ft below the water’s surface in 2016 in Honduras – only three people in the world have dived deeper than that. 

Freediving is a form of underwater diving that relies on the diver to hold their breath rather than using a breathing apparatus such as an oxygen tank. 

In a documentary, Lozano said he doesn’t feel fear when diving.

‘It’s not something that you really feel. I don’t feel fear when I’m actually doing the performance. I think that happens when you’re walking to the platform [before diving] or the night before and you think “well what’s going to happen”.’

‘You don’t think really think about what’s going to happen during your dive, it’s more about what will happen on your way up.’  

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