Olympics Commonwealth games

A Gym cleaner is being hailed as a hero after saving a swimmer from drowning.


SPAR Hero Banner

Johannesburg, South Africa – 23-year-old Karabo Thosago is being commended after saving a swimmer from drowning in the Planet Fitness gym pool in Craighall Park.

CCTV video footage from the gym shows the swimmer suddenly collapsing under water, after completing a lap. He stays under the water for a while before Thosago jumps in to pull him out.

Other gym staff can be seen running towards the swimmer to assist as well.

Speaking to News24, Thosago explained that he heard a yell and then found the man floating in the water.

“I was so scared, very scared… I’ve never seen something like that. I just thought that if I don’t jump in, then this person can die in a matter of seconds.”

The swimmer – a regular gym user – was immediately transported toa hospital and had made a full recovery.

News24 published the exclusive video. Watch it below:

Sources: News24 
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens.
Click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast, with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes that there’s good news all around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:

Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll hopefully leave you feeling a little more proudly South African.

Facebook Comments

About the Author

Brent Lindeque is the founder and editor in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *