VLOGGERS ’LIVED EV­ERY DAY TO FULLEST’

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Sev­eral mem­bers of an ex­treme-travel chan­nel on Youtube have posted a trib­ute to three friends swept away in a wa­ter­fall in Canada last week. The bod­ies of Ryker Gam­ble, Alexey Lyakh, both 30, and Me­gan Scraper, 29, were pulled from the waters be­low Shan­non Falls, north of Van­cou­ver, on Tues­day. Ac­cord­ing to wit­ness re­ports, the trio — all vloggers with the High on Life chan­nel — had hiked to swim in the pools at the top of the falls. Scraper ap­par­ently slipped and fell into a fast­mov­ing cur­rent and the men dove in to try to save her. All plunged 30m to their deaths.

Though tragic, the ac­ci­dent has been mired in con­tro­versy as the chan­nel has long been as­so­ci­ated with reck­less stunts.

In 2016, Gam­ble and Lyakh were jailed for a week for break­ing the rules in Yel­low­stone Na­tional Park in the US, by go­ing off a walk­way and dis­turb­ing a frag­ile area to take pic­tures for their so­cial me­dia sites.

On Fri­day, other mem­bers of their chan­nel posted a trib­ute video, say­ing “They lived ev­ery sin­gle day to its fullest.”

Pic­ture: 123rf.com/lek­sele'

AC­CI­DENT The Youtu­bers died in Shan­non Falls, Canada.

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