Heroic security guard jumps fully-clothed into pool to rescue child

Heroic security guard jumps fully-clothed into pool to rescue child

- A security guard is being called a hero on social media after he rescued a four-year-old from a pool in the complex he works at

- Joshua Ramathemela didn't bat an eye when he heard children screaming as he ran and jumped into the pool fully-clothed to rescue the child

- South African social media users have dubbed the young man a local hero for his selfless act

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A security guard is being inundated with thank you messages on social media after he rescued a four-year-old from drowning. Joshua Ramathemela didn't think twice about jumping fully-clothed into the swimming pool at a complex to rescue the child.

According to a post shared to the #ImStaying group by Fatima Gani, Joshua ran "like the wind" when he heard kids screaming at the pool. The heroic security guard didn't stick around for an applause after his successful rescue.

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He rather returned to his work station where he got a pair of shorts and continued with his duties for the day. Fatima added that there was no parental supervision at the pool where the children were.

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Joshua Ramathemela is being thanked on social media after he rescued a 4-year-old from drowning. Source: Fatima Gani / Facebook
Source: Facebook

Take a look at Fatima's original post below:

Briefly.co.za took to the #ImStaying comments section to see what some Saffa Facebook users had to say to Joshua.

Mignonne van Heerden said:

"Our hero."

Sheila Gengan wrote:

"Well done. God bless you and your family always."

Dianne Hyman commented:

"The world would be a better place with more Joshuas."

Jane Hopkins added:

"People like you are the future of SA. Thank you."

In other news about heroic members of security, Briefly.co.za previously reported on two honest security guards whio returned R4 000 in cash to its rightful owner. According to a post in the #ImStaying group, Melanie Giezing withdrew the money with the intent to buy a part for her car.

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When she arrived at the car parts shop she realised she did not have the money she withdrew. Arriving back at the bank after her realisation, a security guard approached her to ask what the problem was.

She explained her situation and he then called another security guard, who had her cash on hand. Melanie said the security guard had kept the money with him, awaiting the owner's return.

They planned to check security footage of who withdrew the money if no one had returned to collect it. Melanie took down their names and promised to give them something when she received her pension.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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