Three Youtube vloggers have died after falling over Canada’s Shannon Falls.
Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper were part of Youtube travel vlogging collective High on Life and posted videos of their adventure travels to their followers.
According to the police, the trio were swimming at the top of Shannon Falls, a waterfall in British Colombia, on Tuesday (July 3) before they “slipped and fell into a pool 30m (98ft) below”.
Responding to the deaths of their colleagues, High on Life commented, “They were three of the warmest, kindest and most driven and outgoing people you could ever meet.”
The group, who have 1.1 million followers on Instagram and over 500,000 Youtube subscribers set up a memorial fund page for the trio and posted a video in tribute.
A statement on the page read: “On July 3rd, 2018 our community lost 3 very dear friends; Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper. 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. Our gift to them is to use the money raised to cover the costs of the Celebration of Life that will commemorate all three of these beautiful lives.”
Lyakh and Gamble formed High on Life with another friend after they went travelling in 2012. The friends then decided to turn their travel video production into a career, promoting various brands and destinations.
The Vancouver Sun reports that the incident took place after Megan Scrapper slipped and fell, while her friends were swept away while trying to save her.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police released a statement on Wednesday (July 4) to say they had received phone calls about three people swimming in a pool atop the waterfall.
It read: “The individuals were with a group of friends when they slipped and fell into a pool 30 metres below.”
The statement went on to say that the police had “worked throughout the day to complete the complex recovery of all three people from Shannon Falls” and the file has now been passed to the coroners office, who are now in the early stages of investigation. An official confirmed that the three deceased were in their 20s.
Shannon Falls is a popular tourist destination that lies about 36 miles (58km) north of Vancouver. Officials have now warned visitors to be careful when visiting the area.