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newsNews24 reports that two gym employees who saved a swimmer's life last week will be honoured for their heroic actions in a special ceremony.  

Gareth Utton was swimming laps at Planet Fitness in Craighall Park, Johannesburg, on 3 April when he lost consciousness and slipped underwater.  Luckily for him, Karabo Thosago, a contract cleaner, who was nearby, jumped in within seconds to rescue him even though he is not a swimmer.  He was quickly joined by Brandon Murigagumbo, a member of the gym's maintenance team, and together with several others, they managed to get Utton out of the water.  He was taken to hospital and has made a full recovery.  The company's head of marketing, Marco Nel, said the pair would be rewarded for their deeds on Thursday morning with Planet Fitness Hero Awards, Planet Fitness Academy Scholarships, Puma hampers, USN hampers, lifeguard course vouchers and first aid course vouchers.  Thosago (23) earlier indicated that he wanted to become a lifeguard and hoped his actions would help him reach his goal.

  • Read Aletta Harrison’s report on the above and view a video of the incident at News24

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