‘High on Life’ YouTube stars plunge to their death from Shannon Falls while hiking

A major search and rescue operation was launched after their disappearance and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) assisted in the mission


                            ‘High on Life’ YouTube stars plunge to their death from Shannon Falls while hiking

Three popular YouTube vloggers, known for sharing their adventure stories with the rest of the world, on the video-sharing website died this week, on Tuesday after falling nearly 100 feet over Shannon Falls in Canada. The vloggers were reportedly hiking when the tragic incident occurred.

The YouTubers — Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper — were members of the 'High On Life' channel. The trio reportedly slipped and fell on July 3 in Canada. The YouTube channel, 'High On Life' collective, is popular for posting interesting pictures and videos across social media and has a total of 500,000 subscribers of the video-sharing website. The channel also has 1.1 million followers on Instagram.

A major search and rescue operation was launched after their disappearance and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) assisted in the mission, according to reports. 

Canada's National Post reported that the trio was in their 20s to early 30s. Shannon Falls is the third highest waterfall in British Columbia, at nearly 1,100 feet.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) said that witnesses recounted Scraper falling from rocks at the top of the waterfall and being pulled by a strong current. Gamble and Lyakh then dived into the water in an attempt to rescue her, however, they failed and got pulled by the current themselves.

 Travel vloggers Megan Scraper and Alexey Lyakh (Facebook/Megan Scraper)
 Travel vloggers Megan Scraper and Alexey Lyakh (Facebook/Megan Scraper)

The RCMP issued a press release stating: "The individuals were with a group of friends when they slipped and fell into a pool 30 meters [98ft] below."

The Canadian authorities confirmed on Wednesday that three bodies were located, however, they declined to release the names of the victims.

Police officials also released a statement, saying: "The RCMP and Squamish SAR have transitioned to a recovery of the bodies from the pool but the terrain is extremely difficult, very dangerous, and the water flow will be heavy with the warm temperatures today, increasing the risk to those in the recovery effort."

The YouTube channel - 'High on Life' - has since, launched a GoFundMe memorial fun for the trio.

Screenshot of the GoFundMe page of the trio's memorial fund. 
Screenshot of the GoFundMe page of the trio's memorial fund. 

The group also released a tribute for the vloggers, saying: "There are truly no words that can be said to ease the pain and the devastation that their families are all going through right now. In support of all their loved ones, we have created a GoFundMe for any arrangements that they may need help with."

Travel vlogger Ryker Gamble was among the three vloggers who was later found dead. (Facebook/Ryker Gamble)
Travel vlogger Ryker Gamble was among the three vloggers who was later found dead. (Facebook/Ryker Gamble)

"We would like to invite anyone that would like to help by donation to the care and expenses that come at an impossibly difficult time like this," the statement continued.

"Any size of donation is greatly appreciated. We would also like to encourage anyone to share this Memorial Fund with friends and family as well to provide as much support and love to the ones most affected by this tragic loss," it added.

The 'High On Life' team also published a video on their channel on Friday about the incident and said: "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 team also published a video to YouTube on Friday about the tragic incident. “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 tribute read, with a link to the funding campaign.