Three YouTube vloggers killed in waterfall accident

Three YouTube vloggers killed in waterfall accident

Three YouTube vloggers killed in waterfall accident

Sascha Banks told the Associated Press that Scraper, Gamble and Lyakh had been swimming in a pool system at the top of the falls, "and then walking along the ledge shortly thereafter" they fell almost 100 feet.

The cousin of a man who fell 30 metres into a waterfall pool near Squamish says Charles Ryker Gamble died trying to help his friend.

One of Gamble's family members confirmed to AP that he was dead.

The group, which has more than one million followers on Instagram and 500,000 subscribers on YouTube, made headlines previous year when Gamble and Lyakh were ordered to spend a week in jail for a photo shoot in a protected area of Yellowstone National Park. RIP Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper.

At almost 1,100 feet, Shannon Falls is the third-tallest waterfall in British Colombia. "Life isn't about responsibilities, tough decisions, and hard work, it's about feeling bliss and living in the moment", he said, per the CBC.

The High on Life group has previously been criticised for posting videos - heavily labelled with warnings - of apparently risky stunts.

The group, consisting of Cross, Heuser, Charles Ryker Gamble, Alexey Andriyovych Lyakh, and Justis Cooper Price Brown, were the subject of several investigations by the U.S. National Park Service and the federal Bureau of Land Management.

Emergency crews made an aerial drop into the mountainous area and recovered the bodies Wednesday evening.

In the video, the three were described as some of the "warmest, kindest, most driven and outgoing people that you could ever meet".

The accident happened when Scraper slipped and fell, with Gamble and Lyakh also getting swept away as they tried to save her, the Vancouver Sun reported.

A rescue mission quickly turned into a recovery mission, which ended Wednesday night when Squamish Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced they've found three bodies.

Witnesses told search and rescue officials that Gamble and Lyakh followed Scraper into the pools to try and help her.

Sascha Banks says anyone who doesn't have the right equipment to deal with the terrain should not be in the risky pool area. Scraper said it was a life most people can only dream of.

The travel blog is encouraging people to respect the privacy of their families and loved ones, but also to use the hashtag #HOLinsipired to mention all the ways High on Life has inspired them.

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