"High On Life" Travel YouTubers Die Falling From Canadian Waterfall
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jul 07, 2018,
Jul 07, 2018, 1:37
Ryker Gamble (left), Megan Scraper and Alexy Lyakh (together right) died after going over Shannon Falls in Canada.
Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper-members of the High on Life channel-slipped and fell on Tuesday, July 3.
Vancouver adventure travel blogger Ryker Gamble has been identified as one of the victims on social media.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they received a call about three people swimming in one of the pools at the top of Shannon Falls, about 36 miles (58km) north of Vancouver.
Mangelsdorf said Gamble died trying to help Lyakh. The trio were all in their late 20s and early 30s.
There was an outpouring of grief after the news that the body of Mr Gamble was recovered from the bottom of the falls.
Underwater dive teams worked hard on Wednesday undertaking a "complex recovery" of the bodies from a hard-to-access pool, according to an RCMP release.
The High On Life group, which has more than one million Instagram followers and more than 500,000 YouTube subscribers, named the trio in a post online.
The remaining members of the group made an emotional tribute to their friends in a video on the High As Life YouTube page. Their fellow YouTubers confirmed the heartbreaking news.
"It's a very unfortunate circumstance hopefully we can all learn from". "They were three of the warmest, kindest, most driven and outgoing people that you could ever meet and the world has lost a great deal of light with their passing".
The group also started a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.
At almost 1,100 feet (335 metres), Shannon Falls is the third-tallest waterfall in British Colombia.
They are known for posting death-defying videos on their page - including one titled, "Epic Cliff Jumping and Waterfall Slide (EXTREME DANGER)".
The search is expected to resume today for three swimmers reported missing at Shannon Falls Provincial Park near Squamish.
The group has run in to trouble for their dare-devil antics. In 2016 their exploits made worldwide news after they were charged with damaging sensitive habitat in Yellowstone Park.
Gamble and Lyakh pleaded guilty to heading off the walkway at the park and onto the Grand Prismatic Spring.