YouTuber killed along with friends after falling from waterfall

A popular travel blogger and his two friends have died after falling from a waterfall in Canada.

YouTube adrenaline junkies Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper all fell to their deaths when visiting Shannon Falls in British Columbia earlier this week.

They were all part of the High On Life group that set out on adrenaline rush adventures all over the world and posted videos of their travels onto YouTube.

YouTube travel bloggers Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper are believed to have been killed in a waterfall accident in Canada. Source: High On Life/Go Fund Me

Police said the trio was swimming in Shannon Falls when they “slipped and fell” which resulted in their deaths.

“The individuals were with a group of friends when they slipped and fell into a pool 30 metres below,” Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

Their friends set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money for their “loved ones” and encouraged people to share their inspirational messages with the hashtag #HOLInspired.



“On July 3rd, 2018 we lost 3 very dear friends of ours; Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper,” the page 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. 

“‘High On Life is the attitude to embrace all of life’s opportunities with a positive outlook and energy,’ is the group’s Facebook slogan, as the members took their passion into a full-time job and share their adventures to exotic locations,” the GoFundMe page states.

Mr Gamble’s girlfriend Alissa Hansen shared a moving tribute to Instagram.

“Grief seems to bring everything to a halt. What was once possible seems irrelevant. The schedule is cleared, the mundane ignored,” she wrote.

“One moment a wave of catastrophic emotions, the next a cavern of emptiness. Death is not a request to stop living, it is a request for loving. It calls us to see fully what is in front of us.”


Shannon Falls is the third-tallest waterfall in British Columbia. Search and rescue teams, and helicopter units were last week called in order to recover the bodies, as the “extremely difficult” and “very dangerous” terrain and heavy water flow made the recovery effort risky.

The three friends were part of the High On Life group that embodies the message of living your best life. Source: Isabella Caltabiano/Go Fun dMe

In 2016, two out of the three adventurers, Gamble and Lyakh, were forced to apologise after they walked on a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.

They pleaded guilty to that as well as a series of other crimes across US parks, and were banned from accessing US federal land for five years.

The High On Life YouTube channel has more than 504,477 subscribers, while the trio’s Instagram accounts are each followed by between 70,000 to 1.1 million people.