Mum-of-three leaps to her death after ‘extreme jump’ rope not properly secured
A mother-of-three tragically leaped 82ft to her death after a ‘rope free-flying’ extreme sport jump went horribly wrong.
Yevgenia Leontyeva, 33, calmly stepped over the edge of the rooftop of a hotel in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, but her support rope was not secured, according to reports.
Onlookers can be heard screaming as the shocking footage captured the moment the horrific fall, which left her suffering multiple injuries.
Yevgenia, who is an experienced jumper, was rushed to hospital where she underwent surgery for serious head injuries but sadly died shortly afterwards.
The footage also captures a man fixing her harness straps before another off camera says “I love you”.
A female friend, who was also due to jump, can be heard screaming as Yevgenia’s leap goes wrong.
The cross-line, which was supposed to break her fall and leave her suspended, reportedly either failed to hold or was not secured.
Yevgenia was sent crashing onto the ground below before being dragged around 12ft and sent crashing into a nearby wall.
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Witnesses say the jump went ahead before an organiser had time to secure the line on a tree.
A man was also seen falling to the ground, according to reports.
He is believed to have been holding the safety line, which should have been attached, and was floored due to the force of the fall.
Before the tragic leap, Yevgenia and her friend had posted “Live it up” and “We’re going to fly”.
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The woman had three boys under 14, two of her own, and the son of a relative who had died.
Many locals were reportedly preparing to make extreme jumps at the same site on Sunday.
A local health spokesman said: “The patient was operated on.
“A craniotomy was performed and the removal of the haematoma.
“Despite the ongoing medical measures, the patient died.”
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A criminal investigation has opened into her death, amid suspicion of “negligence” by jump organisers.
The maximum potential punishment is a 40 day jail sentence.
Stomach-churning rope jumping or rope free-flying is an extreme sport originating in the US in the 1990s.
The sport is similar to bungee jumping, but the rope is made of nylon so jumpers don't bounce.
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It is practiced on cliffs and high buildings and has been described as a cross between bungee jumping and abseiling, with dizzying rope swings.
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