Three YouTube Stars Die After Falling over Waterfall

Rescuers survey the cliff face of Shannon Falls Provincial Park as the rescue mission unfolds

Rescuers survey the cliff face of Shannon Falls Provincial Park as the rescue mission unfolds

YouTube vloggers Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper died on Tuesday after falling off a waterfall in Canada.

"High on Life" has over half a million subscribers on YouTube, and over 1.1 million followers on Instagram. Sascha Banks told the Associated Press that Scraper, Gamble and Lyakh had been swimming in a pool system at the top of the falls, "and then walking along the ledge shortly thereafter" they fell almost 100 feet.

Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper were reportedly walking along the edge of the falls when they slipped and fell about 30 yards, according to the Squamish Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

RCMP said they were able to confirm the location using cameras and a crew member who managed to reach the pool.

After all three bodies had been removed from the water at Shannon Falls on Wednesday, an official with the Squamish Search and Rescue, John Wilcox, spoke with radio station News 1130 and urged all visitors to exercise extreme caution when visiting the waterfall.

Some said they had been inspired by Gamble and others, and tried to heed the message of leading an unconventional life filled with adventure.

It is not known whether they were filming while on the waterfall.

"If there's one thing I've learned from those handsome humans it's to not take anything for granted and live to your absolute fullest", he wrote.

The group has set up an online fundraiser to cover the costs of a celebration of life for the trio.

Last year two out of the three dead adventurers, Gamble and Lyakh, were accompanied by another group member Justis Price Brown to walk on a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park and, after they pleaded guilty to that as well as a series of other crimes across United States parks, were banned from accessing U.S. federal land for five years. Two other men in the group pleaded guilty in November 2016.

"Even in his final act on this earth he was trying to save the life of his very best friend", Mangelsdorf said, adding he was speaking on behalf of Gamble's parents, who did not wish to make any public statements.

In a subsequent apology they spoke of being drawn to a natural wonder. The area where the three people fell is very risky, making the recovery of the bodies a daunting task. They're attempting to raise $50,000, and have so far gathered about $3,000 in donations. "He was very much loved by all those who knew him".

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