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Alex Botelho: Surf star injured in ‘very critical incident’ and dragged out of sea unconscious

Alex Botelho: Surf star injured in ‘very serious incident’ and dragged out of sea unconscious


A browsing star was rushed to hospital after being concerned in a horrific accident in Portugal.

Alex Botelho was collaborating within the Nazare Tow Browsing Problem in his homeland and was being carried on a jet ski when the ‘very critical incident’ occurred.

An enormous swell took maintain of the jet ski as two waves crashed towards one another, with the drive throwing Botelho and Hugo Vau – who was driving the jet ski – into the air.

The horror incident occurred in Botelho’s native Portugal
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They fell again down as one other wave crashed upon them, and the severity of the incident was rapidly seen by onlookers who rushed to Botelho’s assist.

He was dragged again to land whereas unconscious and handled on the seashore, earlier than medics rapidly rushed him to hospital.

It was later reported that Botelho had regained consciousness within the hospital and the World Surf League confirmed he was in a steady situation.

“Presently, he’s steady and aware,” a WSL assertion learn. “He’ll keep on the hospital for additional analysis.

“A heartfelt thanks to the security and medical groups for his or her fast response. We’re wishing Alex a full and speedy restoration.”

Botelho was dragged to the shore and rapidly rushed to hospital
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Botelho was later confirmed to be in a steady situation
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Nic Von Rupp, a fellow Portuguese surfer, shared a video of the incident on social media with the next message.

“At present I used to be confronted with the truth of our sport,” wrote Von Rupp.

“Heartbreaking watching my brother [Botelho] between life and dying proper in entrance of the eyes of the world. Actually, only a few would have survived.”

You may watch a video of the incident, above…