This is the horrific moment a nurse drowned while live-streaming in a hotel pool before being discovered by shocked guests.
Hellen Wendy Nyabuto, 24, was filmed kicking and screaming moments before she drowned in a pool at the Key Motel in Ontario, Canada on Thursday night.
The young nurse – who had moved from Kenya – could be seen smiling as she entered the shallow end of the pool.
Moments later she headed to a deeper end where loud screams were heard and she began kicking the water hard during the first 10 minute live stream to her family and to his friends.
One of the men could be heard on the livestream refusing to enter the pool because a mysterious object in the water “looked like a real dead person”.
Residents of the Ontario Hotel called the police after they dredged up her body.
According to a Canadian newspaper The Toronto StarHellen worked as a frontline nurse during the pandemic at a nursing home before her death.
Close friend Alfonce Nyamwaya told the outlet that Hellen “worked with older people until the very end” and had a real “passion” for her work.
Alfonce was the last person to speak to Hellen before she entered the pool and drowned.
“I was getting ready for the afternoon shift when she video-called me,” he said. The nation.
“She told me she was heading to the pool to relax after finishing her morning shift. She asked me if I had eaten before she said goodbye to us.”
He said Hellen had been the family’s “bread winner” after her father and had moved to Canada three years prior.
“Hellen was the breadwinner at home for her family. She supports them and it left a big void,” he said, adding that she hadn’t been home since leaving in 2019. .
Hellen’s family – who are now trying to raise money to get her body back to Kenya – said their daughter shared a flat in Toronto with her baby brother while she studied nursing and worked part-time.
His brother Enock said his “heart sank when I heard the news of his untimely passing”.
His father Kiyondi said, “Our lamp was put [out]. She was the one supporting the family by paying school fees for the other siblings and that is tragic.”
He added: “I’m stuck now and back to square one. I wonder how his younger siblings are going to continue their education.”
The family dismissed claims that Hellen had planned her death after a conversation with friends emerged in which she suggested she could “die this year”.
“I will always be here. Even if I die this year, I don’t know if you will come and take my body,” she joked in one of her videos.
He said he only learned of Hellen’s death after receiving a text from one of his daughter’s friends.
Hellen had been rushed to hospital on Thursday, but several attempts to revive her failed.
The 24-year-old caregiver walked in and out of the pool on that fateful day to check her phone as she live-streamed her dive.
The video showed her swimming carefree and holding her breath underwater for several seconds as part of breathing exercises.
Moments later, she was seen struggling to breathe and heard making loud whale noises while kicking and waving her arms for two minutes before falling silent.
The Nyabuto family have created a GoFundMe page to raise funds to repatriate his body.
On the page, Enock describes his sister as “full of life.”
He said she had “a warm smile and a lovely heart” and that everyone who met her was “in high spirits”.
“She was passionate about her work and she touched a lot of hearts,” he said.
A friend said Hellen was “the kind of person you would talk to and share with”.
So far, the family has raised C$3,000 towards a goal of $50,000.
Ontario police said “steps are being taken” to remove the video from social media platforms.