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Botha lands in hospital after saving man's life

Ryan Botha (Gallo Images)
Ryan Botha (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Moroka Swallows midfielder Ryan Botha saved a man's life on New Years eve.

The now personal trainer attended a New Year's eve party in Cape Town as a man fell three stories from a pool overflow.

According to Soccer Laduma, Botha broke his leg and ankle as he jumped about five metres down to rescue the man.

"The guy fell eight metres off of a pool overflow and landed on his head below, and everyone went into a flat panic. I can do CPR because I’m a trainer, so I found the lowest point and jumped down," Botha explained.

"It was about five metres down, round about two stories, and I broke my leg and ankle when I landed. But I crawled over across to him, stabilised his breathing, checked his blood, tilted him to the side and kept him warm until the paramedics came. He was critical and it was so scary.”