Richmondites among adventurer deaths at Shannon Falls

A rescuer scales the mountain face in Shannon Falls Provincial Park to search for the three missing people

A rescuer scales the mountain face in Shannon Falls Provincial Park to search for the three missing people

Three YouTube and Instagram travel vloggers have died in Canada after falling off a waterfall.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they received a call about three people swimming in one of the pools at the top of Shannon Falls.

Scraper, Lyakh's girlfriend, launched her own social media marketing business that came with travelling around the world. "Your bright personality will be greatly missed", one person posted on Facebook.

"May you have many adventures where you are now", another wrote.

They end up by the handsome granite that's been carved by the water over hundreds of years but the buildup of lichen makes the area slick, Willcox says, adding dogs and people have slipped into the water but have been helped out.

All three went to McRoberts, where they routinely scored top marks for using videos for assignments.

On Tuesday, June 3, according to eyewitness testimony given rescue personnel and CBC, it appears Scraper fell in a pool of water above the third and most remote falls in the series of cascades at Shannon Falls.

Gamble was among a group of young men who earned worldwide headlines in 2016 after being charged by authorities in Wyoming with misdemeanours for walking off a boardwalk in Yellowstone National Park to get closer to the landmark's iconic Grand Prismatic Spring.

Scraper and Lyakh had been dating for five years, according to social media.

A delicate search and rescue operation stretching into two days turned into a recovery mission.

"SAR teams, multiple Helicopter Units and RCMP have been working in all capacities to locate the three people", stated Corporal Sascha Banks. The trio, who were with a group of friends at the time, fell into a pool 30 metres below.

Willcox says crews are known to rescue people who have slipped in the area where hikers often fill their water bottles after spending a few hours traversing a strenuous trail.

Banks says the "terrain is hard, very unsafe, and the water flow is heavy which is complicating the search".

Her boyfriend and another hiker jumped in to try to save her but they were all swept over the edge, Willcox said.

They landed in a water pool about 30 metres below, triggering a desperate rescue effort involving police, firefighters, paramedics and search crews from Squamish and Lions Bay.

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