YouTuber Ryker Gamble has sadly died after falling from a waterfall

The 30-year-old travel YouTuber Ryker Gamble has sadly died after falling from Shannon Falls, the third-tallest waterfall in British Colombia, Canada.

The vlogger ran the popular channel High On Life, which currently has just under 500,000 subscribers. “We post weekly videos to inspire our viewers to get out and explore the world,” reads the bio. “Follow our journey and learn how to do the same!”

Gamble was one of three people confirmed dead by federal police, according to Associated Press. Reports suggest that the trio has been swimming in a pool at the top of the waterfall, before venturing out and walking along a ledge at the top of the falls, before falling approximately 100 feet.

Gamble’s partner, Alissa Hensen, has taken to Instagram to post a moving tribute:

Grief seems to bring everything to a halt. What was once possible seems irrelevant. The schedule is cleared, the mundane ignored. 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. To see what needs healing. To see those for whom our hearts would break if we did not speak the words that need speaking. It asks us to tend to one another. To value this moment here and now. To face our own ephemerality. Death violently shakes us awake, time and time again. Words by @heyheatherobscura. . The only words I have right now to share are from my dear soul sister Heather. May we all send prayers to their souls as they transition.

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4 Comments
  1. Ryker was an inspiration and I appreciate you sharing this story with us. Alissa’s response is powerful, beautiful and heartbreaking. I can’t believe there are posts here from haters; were they to embrace the positive examples shared here, the world would absolutely be better for everyone.

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