Smiling healthcare worker accidentally livestreams her own drowning

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A young healthcare worker drowned earlier this month while she was in the middle of a livestream on Facebook.

As reported by NBC News, Kenyan-born Hellen Wendy Nyabuto died in a hotel pool in Chatsworth, a township in Ontario, Canada, on August 18.

In footage of the tragic incident, which has now been taken off the social media platform, a gleeful-looking Nyabuto was seen beaming in the shallow end of the pool, per The Toronto Star. Just minutes later, she made her way to the deeper end of the pool and struggled to keep afloat, according to the paper.

It reports that the video shows her calling for help before it suddenly goes quiet. Some hours after harrowing livestream, her body was discovered at the bottom of the pool, CNN reports.

"An individual was removed from the water and pronounced deceased after life-saving measures were unsuccessful," the Ontario Provincial Police said, according to NBC News.

Authorities say her sudden passing is still under investigation but is not being treated as suspicious.

Nyabuto had been living in Toronto for the last three years, working part-time as a healthcare worker while she studied nursing in Collingwood, her relatives told CNN.

CNN reports that she was 23, while the Toronto Star states that she was 24 at the time of her death.

Her father, 56-year-old Nyabuto John Kiyondi, said she was doing well in the days before her death. "She communicated with me two days before she perished," he told CNN. "She sounded very fine and I was very happy. She promised me a phone. I didn't feel anything abnormal"

He added: "I watched that video. I cried. It is terrible."

"She has been in Canada for about three years," said Enock, one of her five siblings. "All the financial responsibilities (of their family in Kenya) were on her," he added.

"She was assisting me financially to educate her siblings, particularly in terms of school fees and other expenses. I'm stuck now and back to square one. I'm wondering how her younger siblings will continue schooling," Kiyondi went on to share with CNN.

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Smiling healthcare worker accidentally livestreams her own drowning

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By VT

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A young healthcare worker drowned earlier this month while she was in the middle of a livestream on Facebook.

As reported by NBC News, Kenyan-born Hellen Wendy Nyabuto died in a hotel pool in Chatsworth, a township in Ontario, Canada, on August 18.

In footage of the tragic incident, which has now been taken off the social media platform, a gleeful-looking Nyabuto was seen beaming in the shallow end of the pool, per The Toronto Star. Just minutes later, she made her way to the deeper end of the pool and struggled to keep afloat, according to the paper.

It reports that the video shows her calling for help before it suddenly goes quiet. Some hours after harrowing livestream, her body was discovered at the bottom of the pool, CNN reports.

"An individual was removed from the water and pronounced deceased after life-saving measures were unsuccessful," the Ontario Provincial Police said, according to NBC News.

Authorities say her sudden passing is still under investigation but is not being treated as suspicious.

Nyabuto had been living in Toronto for the last three years, working part-time as a healthcare worker while she studied nursing in Collingwood, her relatives told CNN.

CNN reports that she was 23, while the Toronto Star states that she was 24 at the time of her death.

Her father, 56-year-old Nyabuto John Kiyondi, said she was doing well in the days before her death. "She communicated with me two days before she perished," he told CNN. "She sounded very fine and I was very happy. She promised me a phone. I didn't feel anything abnormal"

He added: "I watched that video. I cried. It is terrible."

"She has been in Canada for about three years," said Enock, one of her five siblings. "All the financial responsibilities (of their family in Kenya) were on her," he added.

"She was assisting me financially to educate her siblings, particularly in terms of school fees and other expenses. I'm stuck now and back to square one. I'm wondering how her younger siblings will continue schooling," Kiyondi went on to share with CNN.

Featured image credit: Pexels