The family of an Arkansas woman who reportedly collapsed and died while streaming on Facebook Live is criticizing her friends for not taking immediate action. Keiana Herndon was casually streaming with her 1-year-old son when she "fell of the screen and struggled to breathe," the New York Daily News reported.
Richard Herndon, Keiana's father, spoke with Fox 16 last week and revealed he hadn't yet watched the footage. "I haven't seen the video," he said of the clip, which shows his daughter singing into the camera and interacting with her youngest child. "I don't have the strength right now," he added. But Jeffrey Herndon, the woman's uncle, reviewed the video and was troubled by the response. According to Jeffrey, the number of viewers started small but quickly grew as the situation escalated.
"The views went from two or three, to too many for it to be a tragic live shot," he said. Fox 16 reported Monday that "thousands" witnessed the woman's final moments. A friend ultimately arrived at the residence nearly 30 minutes after Keiana "hit the floor."
"It's amazing for someone to sit there and see somebody or hear them take their last breath and nobody did anything," Richard said. "So, I want to take my hat off to everybody that actually did something." Keiana, 25, recently learned she had a thyroid issue that "could turn deadly." A state crime lab will determine the exact cause of death, though El Dorado police say foul play does not appear to have been a factor.