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Canadian health care worker drowns on Facebook livestream

A health care worker drowned in a pool throughout a Facebook livestream final week — to the horror of her household and buddies in Kenya.

Hellen Nyabuto, 24, died whereas swimming in a motel pool in Chatsworth, Ontario Thursday, according to the Toronto Star.

Nyabuto smiles in an undated picture.
Nyabuto moved to Canada from Kenya in 2018 and labored at a long-term-care residence.

Nyabuto was livestreaming the deadly incident and was seen smiling, swimming and speaking to on-line viewers from the shallow finish of the pool, based on the newspaper.

After transferring to the deep finish, she seemed to be struggling and could possibly be heard calling for assist after transferring outdoors of the stream’s body.

The feed then went quiet for hours till different motel-goers have been seen stepping into the pool and discovering Nyabuto’s lifeless physique, the article mentioned. The livestream had since been faraway from Facebook.

Nyabuto is seen smiling as she walks down the sidewalk in an undated picture.
Nyabuto had been sending money to her household again in Africa, a buddy mentioned.

Nyabuto moved to Canada in 2018 and was working at a long-term care residence within the northwestern Toronto suburbs, based on the outlet.

“Hellen was the breadwinner back home for her family. She’s been supporting them and it’s left a big gap,” Alfonce Nyamwaya, Nyabuto’s shut buddy, reportedly mentioned.

“She worked with seniors right until the end,” she added. “She really had a passion for that.”

Nyabuto had not returned to her homeland since transferring overseas, and family members have been attempting to boost sufficient money to carry her physique again dwelling whereas planning to come back to Toronto, Nyamwaya reportedly mentioned.

“We need prayers. We need financial support.”

The buddy and former faculty classmate additionally advised the paper Nyamwaya’s household wished to dispel rumors spreading in Kenya that her demise was the results of foul play.

“Let the family mourn in peace. Let Hellen rest. It was an accident.”

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