CHATSWORTH, CANADA: A Kenyan nurse who lived in Canada drowned in a swimming pool while streaming live on Facebook. The nurse has been identified as Hellen Wendy Nyabuto. The 24-year-old was staying as a guest at the Key Motel in Chatsworth, Ontario when the incident happened. In the video, Hellen Wendy could be seen struggling to float after diving from the shallow end. She died Thursday, August 18.
Hellen Wendy Nyabuto was found dead at the bottom of the pool by two men three hours later, as reported by The Daily Mail. Nyabuto’s father, Kiyondi Nyabuto, revealed that he found out about the unfortunate incident after a friend of his texted him about it. A GoFundMe has since raised money for his funeral arrangements asking for nearly $40,000.
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According The daily mail, Nyabuto was cheerful and smiling during her Facebook Live session. The Kenyan nurse was constantly getting in and out of the pool to check her phone. The publication reported that she had dunked her head under the pool several times. The Canadian resident recorded herself for nearly 10 minutes but was soon seen struggling for air as she screamed while kicking and waving her arms.
The live video continued to run for three more hours before her body was finally discovered. According to the publication The star, Nyabuto’s body was found after two men mistook her for a poodle due to her long curly hair and multicolored jumpsuit. In the Facebook live stream, a person can be heard saying, “I’m not getting in that pool. It looks like a real dead person.”
In an interview with CNN, the deceased’s sister, Enock, revealed: ‘She has been in Canada for about three years’, adding that she was also the breadwinner for the family after her father Kyondi Nyabuto and helped the family fund the education of the other five. brothers and sisters. “She helped me financially to educate her brothers and sisters, especially in terms of school fees and other expenses. I’m stuck now and I’m going back to square one. I wonder how his younger siblings are going to keep going to school,” his father said.
In an interview with Citizen Television, Nyabuto’s father said, “She flew to Canada and arrived safely. She went there in order to advance her studies,” adding, “She was working in a hospital in Canada as she had told me earlier. I was so happy because God answered my prayer but now she has left us and I don’t know who will help me.
The father further shared, “I lost my daughter who loved me so much. We haven’t seen each other for about four or five years now, but we talked on the phone all the time.