WATCH | Drowning man rescued by hero cleaner at Joburg gym pool

10 April 2019 - 14:17 By TimesLIVE

Karabo Thosago, 23, has gained instant fame after jumping into a pool at a Planet Fitness gym to save a member who was submerged in the water.

CCTV footage of the rescue has gone viral on social media as Thosago, who is a cleaner at the gym in Craighall Park, didn't hesitate when he noticed someone was in trouble.

"I was so scared, very scared. I've never seen something like that. I just thought if I don't jump in, then this person can die in a matter of seconds," Thosago told News24.

The footage shows a swimmer nearing the end of the lane when he suddenly slips under water. Thosago, fully clothed, jumps in and lifts the person's head so he can get air.

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