Search crews recover bodies of 3 missing victims fell at Shannon Falls near Squamish, B.C. Three young adults were reportedly tumbled into the waters of Shannon Falls Provincial Park on Tuesday.
Squamish RCMP confirmed the name of 3 missing hikers as Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh, and Megan Scraper. The crews spent the afternoon searching them and last night discovered their dead bodies in the steep section that is very challenging to access.
The tragedy started Tuesday when teens were standing near the top of the waterfall which is 335 metres at its highest point. The woman slipped and fell when she was standing at the edge of fall. Her boyfriend and another friend jumped in to save her.
The RCMP said that it called a swift water rescue team and an underwater recovery team to find out the teens. RCMP stated that the three individuals were all B.C. residents and were part of a group of seven friends.
“At around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night teams were able to confirm the location of the three people in one of the lower pools,” Squamish RCMP Cpl. Sascha Banks said.
“The RCMP and Squamish SAR have transitioned to a recovery of the bodies from the pool but the terrain is extremely difficult, very dangerous, and the water flow will be heavy with the warm temperatures today, increasing the risk to those in the recovery effort.”
RCMP said that search crews recover bodies of 3 missing victims, calling it a very difficult mission. The police also said that they were able to complete this task using cameras and a crew member who reached the pools.