YouTube star is one of three killed at popular waterfall in Canada

Sunday, 08 Jul, 2018

The message asks people to respect the privacy of the grieving families, who want people to share messages online about how they were inspired by the trio that shared their globe-trekking experiences with thousands of social media followers through videos, photos and articles.

Ryker Gamble and Alexey Lyakh, of the popular YouTube travel report High on Life SundayFundayz, died along with Lyakh's girlfriend Megan Scraper on Tuesday while climbing Shannon Falls in British Columbia. They released a lovely and emotional tribute to the adventurous trio on their YouTube channel (watch above), and asked their 1.5 million followers to please respect theirs and the victims' families' privacy during the hard time.

Lyakh and Gamble lost their footing while trying to help Scraper after she slipped into the surging waters of Shannon Creek, according to witnesses quoted by the Vancouver Sun.

Search and rescue crews were to continue searching through the night for three hikers reported missing at Shannon Falls Provincial Park near Squamish, B.C.

"My understanding is they just went for a hike, they weren't doing anything silly. I can't say enough about the incredibly skilled work done today by the RCMP teams along with Squamish SAR", said Corporal Sascha Banks.

On Thursday, federal police in Canada said search and rescue teams in British Columbia recovered the bodies of the three people. More people have been injured or killed in hot springs than any other natural feature in Yellowstone.

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

"If there's one thing I've learned from those attractive humans it's to not take anything for granted and live to your absolute fullest", he wrote.

According to the group's Facebook page, High on Life was started in 2012, after Gamble, Lyakh and another friend named Parker Heuser gave up the lease on their apartment and chose to start traveling the world together.

They also announced a A GoFundMe page to help pay for a memorial. Two other men in the group pleaded guilty in November 2016.

Mangelsdorf said he last saw his cousin, who lived in Vancouver but grew up in nearby Richmond, about two months ago. "He was very much loved by all those who knew him". They're attempting to raise $50,000, and have so far gathered about $3,000 in donations.