Gym employees who saved one of the swimmer’s life will be rewarded during a special ceremony.
It is reported that Gareth Utton fell unconscious during swimming laps and slipped underwater at Planet Fitness.
Karabo Thosago who is a contract cleaner jumped to rescue the man. He was joined by a member of the gym’s maintenance team Brandon Murigagumbo. They managed to get the man out of the water.
According to the company’s head of marketing Marco Nel, the employees are rewarded for the heroic actions with Planet Fitness Hero Awards, Planet Fitness Academy Scholarships, Puma hampers, USN hampers, lifeguard course vouchers and first aid course vouchers.
Thosago said that he wanted to become a lifeguard. He hoped that his actions will help him master the profession.
“We feel that Karabo and his fellow workers really went out of their way. If they were a second or two later, then this member wouldn’t have made it. So we want to reward him and show people we are really grateful…” Nel said during the ceremony.