Sergio Arribas: Former Real Madrid Star Incredibly Saves Couple from Drowning in Maldives

Sergio Arribas: Former Real Madrid Star Incredibly Saves Couple from Drowning in Maldives

Rene Otinga
updated at June 17, 2024 at 1:12 PM
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  • Former Real Madrid forward Sergio Arribas was caught on camera saving the life of two people
  • Arribas, who is on holiday, used a water slide to save a couple from drowning in the Maldives
  • The 22-year-old currently plays for Almeria, where he registered six goals in 34 appearances last term

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Almeria FC youngster Sergio Arribas recently earned plaudits on social media after dramatically saving a couple from drowning.

The 22-year-old is holidaying in the Maldives after a gruelling season with Almeria, which saw his side relegated from the Spanish top flight.

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A video showing Sergio Arribas saving a couple while holidaying in the Maldives has gone viral on social media. Photo: Rafa Babot
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The Indálicos had an underwhelming campaign, managing just three wins all season.

A combination of 12 draws and 23 losses meant Almeria ended their season with just 21 points, which was not good enough to keep them in the top flight.

Arribas saves two lives

Away from football, Arribas was relaxing with his partner in what looked like an infinity pool when he noticed a couple that was struggling in the water down below.

The forward sprung into action, ditching his private pool to make his way into a larger body of water through a water slide installed in the holiday home.

According to Football Espana, he was joined by his girlfriend, and while equipped with a floating device, guided the distraught couple back to dry land.

Arribas’ club history

A product of the Real Madrid academy, the young forward made 14 senior appearances for Real Madrid before deciding to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in search of more playing time.

He moved to Real Madrid last summer for €6m, but Los Blancos retained 50% of his sell-on fee.

His long-term future looks set to be with Almeria, as GOAL reports the club is working on six-year deal to offer the Spaniard.

Why Greenwood remains a Man United player

Sports Brief also reported on why Mason Greenwood is still a Manchester United player.

Greenwood spent the 2023/2024 season on loan at Getafe, where he rediscovered his form.

The forward has not played for the Red Devils since his infamous arrest in January 2022 over alleged battery.

He denied the accusations, and all charges against him were dropped after an intense investigation.

United ultimately decided against allowing him back into the team, and Greenwood was shipped out to La Liga outfit Getafe to see out the 2023/2024 season on loan.

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