Three Popular YouTubers Die After Nearly 100-Foot Plunge Down Waterfall

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Three popular video bloggers who gained online fame for going on outdoor adventures died after plunging almost 100 feet from a Canadian waterfall.

Ryker Gamble, Megan Scraper and Alexey Lyakh, all part of the YouTube channel called High On Life, were swimming in British Columbia at the top of Shannon Falls Tuesday, according to BBC. At some point, they “slipped and fell into a pool” roughly 98 feet below.

“We lost 3 very dear friends of ours,” a fundraising page for a memorial fund reads. “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.”

Others in the High On Life team posted a tribute video sharing their thoughts on their friends and the situation.


Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they had been contacted about three people in the water at the top of Shannon Falls, according to BBC. Authorities later worked to recover Scraper, Lyakh and Gamble from the base of the waterfall.

The group’s YouTube page says it posts weekly videos “to inspire our viewers to get out and explore the world.” (RELATED: This 3,800-Foot-High Glass Bridge Prank Is The Stuff Of Nightmares [VIDEO])

Some of their travel experiences were more daring than others, with certain videos featuring them hiking and going down water slides, and others showing the crew paragliding and surfing.

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