A healthcare worker filmed her own death after drowning while swimming in a motel pool in Ontario, Canada, during a live stream, shocking video shows.
Footage of the horrifying incident shows Hellen Nyabuto, 24, drowning to death while swimming in Chatsworth, a Toronto suburb on Thursday The Toronto Star.
Nyabuto was initially seen smiling and speaking to online viewers as she played around at the shallow end of the pool.
But as she neared the deep end, she began to fight back violently as she yelled for help after swimming out of camera view.
Body discovered by other motel guests who debated whether it was real or not
The feed, which has since been removed from Facebook, continued for several hours before several other motel guests were seen entering the pool and finding Nyabuto’s lifeless body.
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😌 A Kenyan woman living in Canada drowns while filming live on Facebook.
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Guests who spotted her were initially heard debating whether or not the body was even real, and one said it could be a dead dog since her body was lying at the bottom of the deep end.
Another guest replies that corpses are supposed to swim after drowning, which was not the case with Nyabuto’s death.
They eventually called authorities, who pulled them out of the water before establishing their identities.
Drowning victim was healthcare worker and ‘breadwinner of family back home’
Nyabuto reportedly moved to Canada from her native Kenya in 2018 and was “the breadwinner of her family back home,” employed at a long-term care home in suburban Toronto, the Star reports.
“Hellen was the breadwinner for her family back home. She supported them and that left a big void,” Alfonce Nyamwaya, Nyabuto’s close friend, reportedly said. “She worked with seniors until the very end,” she added. “She really had a passion for it.”
Video: Canada-based Kenyan nurse Hellen Wendy Nyabuto drowns while live-streaming in swimming pool pic.twitter.com/DKVFED15eM
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Her family has been trying to raise enough money to bring her body back to Kenya from Toronto, Nyamwaya said, before adding, “We need prayers. We need financial support.”
That GoFundMe has already raised $51,319 CAD from a goal of $50,000.
The victim’s family insists her death was an accident and dispels rumors of foul play
Nyamwaya, who was also a former college classmate of Nyabuto, also said her family knew it was an accident and dispelled rumors that her death was the result of foul play, according to The Toronto Star.
“Let the family mourn in peace. Let Hellen rest. It was an accident.”
Nyabuto’s sister Enock said she was “passionate about her work and has touched many hearts”.
“Hellen Wendy was full of life. With a warm smile and a charming heart,” she wrote in the GoFundMe description. “Everyone who met Wendy was cheered up. She was passionate about her work and she touched many hearts.”
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