AFL star is hauled from a swimming pool after nearly DROWNING during horror ...

AFL star is hauled from a swimming pool after nearly DROWNING during horror training accident AFL star player has been hauled from a pool during training session gone wrong  Demons star forward Christian Petracca, 26, became distressed on Tuesday Petracca was taking part in an exercise to deprive oxygen to improve breathing

By Mark Brook For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:15 BST, 4 May 2019 | Updated: 02:48 BST, 4 May 2019

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An AFL star player needed to be hauled from a swimming pool after he nearly drowned during an underwater training session gone wrong.

Melbourne Demons star forward Christian Petracca, 26, was training at the Sports and Aquatic Centre on Tuesday when he needed to be pulled out of the pool.  

The 26-year-old was taking part in an underwater hypoxia exercise, where players are deprived of oxygen in a bid to improve their ability to function with less oxygen. 

Melbourne Demons star forward Christian Petracca, 26 (pictured), was training at the city's Sports and Aquatic Centre on Tuesday when he needed to be pulled out of the pool

Melbourne Demons star forward Christian Petracca, 26 (pictured), was training at the city's Sports and Aquatic Centre on Tuesday when he needed to be pulled out of the pool

Petracca (pictured) was taking part in an underwater hypoxia exercise, where players are deprived of oxygen in a bid to improve their ability to function with less oxygen

Petracca (pictured) was taking part in an underwater hypoxia

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