Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Three YouTube vloggers die in waterfall plunge

Three YouTube vloggers die in waterfall plunge

High on Life posted a tribute video on its channel in which the group said Gamble, Lyakh, and Scraper "were three of the warmest, kindest, most driven, and outgoing people you could ever meet".

Three Canadians who shared their love of travel with 1.1 million subscribers on Instagram and another 500,000 subscribers on YouTube died this week after tumbling over a waterfall.

At almost 1,100 feet (335 metres), Shannon Falls is the third-tallest waterfall in British Colombia.

A rescue mission was met with a tragic end on Wednesday after officials confirmed three bodies - that of a woman who was swept into Shannon Falls, along with her boyfriend and a friend who jumped in to try to save her - had been found.

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

Lyakh and Gamble were part of the "High on Life SundayFundayz" YouTube channel, which follows a group of travel vloggers filming their adventures around the world.

Their bodies were later recovered by a search and rescue team from a pool below.

Lyakh and Gamble started High on Life with another childhood friend, Justis Price Brown and documented their travels online.

They are known for posting death-defying videos on their page - including one titled, "Epic Cliff Jumping and Waterfall Slide (EXTREME DANGER)".

The group has run in to trouble for their dare-devil antics.

Gamble, Lyakh and another group member, Justis Price Brown, made headlines in 2016 and earned bans from US federal lands after they participated in an out-of-bounds excursion on a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. They pled guilty to walking onto the Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest hot spring in the United States, which has a fragile ecosystem and on which visitors are not allowed. He spent seven days in prison. They were ordered to pay fines and served a week in jail. When standing at the face of such natural wonder, we were drawn to it.

"We acted in a way that doesn't reflect our respect for the environment we were trying to capture", Gamble told CBC News at the time.

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