3 YouTube stars have died after falling down a waterfall
- YouTube vloggers Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper died on Tuesday after falling off a waterfall in Canada.
- They were part of High On Life, a travel log with more than 1.5 million followers across YouTube and Instagram.
- High On Life has set up a memorial fund and asked followers to share their memories using the hashtag #HOLinspired.
Three YouTube and Instagram travel vloggers have died in Canada after falling off a waterfall.
Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper were part of High On Life, a travel vlog with more than 1.1 million followers on Instagram and 500,500 YouTube subscribers.
According to a police statement, the three were swimming with a group of friends at the top of Shannon Falls in British Columbia on Tuesday when they "slipped and fell into a pool 30m below."
High on Life posted a tribute video on its channel in which the group said "they were three of the warmest, kindest, most driven and outgoing people you could ever meet."
"There are truly no words that can be said to ease the pain and the devastation that we are all going through right now," they added.
High On Life also provided a link to a memorial fund for the three, which has a goal of raising $100,000, or around R1.4 million.
It also asked that people respect loved ones' privacy and give them space to grieve, but encouraged people to send ways that High On Life has inspired them by using the hashtag #HOLinspired.
"A story, a picture, a song, a video - use the Hashtag #HOLinspired so we can collect all of your love and thoughts in one place," it said.
Gamble and Lyakh were jailed for a week in 2016 for breaking the rules at Yellowstone National Park in the US, disturbing a fragile area by going off a walkway.
In a subsequent apology they spoke of being drawn to a natural wonder.
"In an attempt to get the perfect shot, we acted in a way that doesn’t reflect our respect for the environment we were trying to capture," they said.
The High on Life group has previously been criticised for posting videos – heavily labelled with warnings – of apparently dangerous stunts.
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