Three members of the famous YouTube travel blog collective, “High On Life”, died after falling off a waterfall in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada on Tuesday July 3rd, 2018. These falls are popular and are very close to both Vancouver and Whistler.
Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper are the three who perished.
“High On Life” has over 500,000 YouTube subscribers and over 1.1 million Instagram followers.
Local police report that the three Instagram/YouTube stars were swimming above Shannon Falls in Squamish, B.C. when they “slipped and fell into a pool 30m (98′) below.”
Other members of “High On Life” created a memorial fund page and the tribute video below:
“On July 3rd, 2018 we lost 3 very dear friends of ours, Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper. There are truly no words that can be said to ease the pain and the devastation that we are all going through right now. They were three of the warmest, kindest, most driven and outgoing people you could ever meet, and the world has lost a great deal of light from the passing of our friends. They lived every single day to it’s fullest, they stood for positivity, courage, living the best life you can, and they shared and taught their values to millions or people worldwide. As tragic as their loss is, their message lives on through us all, and it is now our responsibility to keep the message going.” – “High On Life”
According to the Vancouver Sun, this accident occurred after Megan slipped and fell off the waterfall leading to Ryker and Alexey being swept off the waterfall while attempting to save her.
“High On Life” is based in Vancouver, Canada. The group was formed by Ryker, Alexey, and Parker Heuser after they completed a trip traveling all over the world in 2012.
“High On Life”‘s mission is to promote brands and destinations via photo and videos from around the world.
Shannon Falls are some of the tallest waterfalls in B.C. reaching up to 1009′ in height.
Officials are warning people to be extremely cautious around Shannon Falls.
“Areas like Shannon Falls have very polished granite, it’s very slippery with the mist and the lichen and etcetera that builds up around there-going in or near those pools has great risk.” – John Wilcox with Squamish Search and Rescue told radio station News 1130 on Wednesday.
The Royal Mounted Canadian Police confirmed that they were able to recover all three of the bodies.
Police report that Alexey and Megan were in their 20’s and Ryker was 30.