Lesson #1 in media fakery: when the vics/tims are media personalities, the event is even more suspicious.
No official confirmation, just confirmation from a relative. Relatives are not sources. Not naming vics/tims is not protocol by public officials, even if there are “privacy” reasons.
One of the three hikers who died Tuesday in the waters of B.C.’s Shannon Falls has been identified as a social media personality known for often-daring travel videos. Rob Mangelsdorf told CBC News that his cousin, 30-year-old Ryker Gamble, was among those who died in an incident at a provincial park 60 kilometres north of Vancouver.
If the noble lie is not to do stupid things in public/dangerous natural places, then this is how you reach the target audience – via their media.