Travel YouTubers Died After Falling Off Waterfall in Canada
Jul 07 2018
Three popular Youtubevideo bloggers who documented their travel adventures around the world have died after plunging nearly 30 metres off Shannon Falls in Canada.
The YouTube vloggersRyker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper died on Tuesday after falling over a waterfall in Canada.
High On Life is described as a clothing and outdoor adventure company whose members are known for creating lively travel video from all over the world. One of their stints landed Gamble and Lyakh in jail for seven days for trespassing at Yellowstone National Park.
The victims, all Canadians in their late 20s or early 30s, had gained fame in 2011 after creating a YouTube channel called "High on Life".
In recent years, he also worked as an instructor in a business that aims to teach people how to build a popular account on Instagram.
The bodies of the three victims were recovered Wednesday after RCMP rappelled to a waterfall pool via helicopter because the area is otherwise inaccessible. The location of the three was confirmed at approximately 8:30 pm yesterday.
The RCMP noted in a statement that the terrain around the falls was "extremely hard, very risky", with a "heavy" water flow.
Vancouver-based Gamble and Lyakh formed High On Life with high school friend Parker Heuser after they travelled the world in 2012.
On Tuesday the trio hiked and swam in a series of pools that fall along the 1,100ft height of the waterfall then "walked along the ledge shortly there after", when Scraper suddenly fell, police said. Corporal Sascha Banks of the RCMP comments that "the water flow" of Shannon Falls "will be heavy with warm temperatures today, increasing the risk to those in the recovery effort".
"It looks handsome, it's a sunny day, but given the extensive water flow that comes off the mountains, and the number of incidents that we've had in the Squamish area lately, people just need to be prepared".
A statement from the Squamish RCMP explains that the terrain is still immensely risky.
John Willcox of Squamish SAR, said they have responded to a number of accidents in the pools, though adds that this is the first fatality he has responded to.
"The other friends said that they saw the three people go over, out of view from the one pool they were at", he said.
Officials are not yet sure if the three were making a video when they fell into the water.