It’s the tragic moment when a mother of three jumped 80 feet to her death after a failed “free-flying” jump went horribly wrong.
Harrowing footage shows 33-year-old Yevgenia Leontyeva calmly stepping onto the edge of a hotel in Kazakhstan as she prepares for her daring plunge.
According to reports, moments later Yevgenia fell 82 feet and collided with a wall, causing multiple injuries due to a supporting rope not being properly secured to a tree.
The screams of the spectators on the roof are heard and the spectators below ran to his aid.
Adventure-loving Evgenia – a veteran jumper – was taken to the hospital where she underwent surgery for serious head injuries, but soon died.
In the video, a man is seen fixing a harness strap on Evgenia, while another off camera sends her an “I love you” message.
There is a countdown before stepping onto a ledge and jumping.
A female friend, who was about to jump after him, is heard screaming as the mum-of-three’s jump goes wrong.
A cross-line holding him, which was supposed to break his fall and leave him suspended above the ground, failed or was not even safe.
She fell down to the ground and was dragged about 12 feet before hitting the wall.
Watchers said an organizer had been given the green light to jump ahead of time to secure the line on a tree.
According to reports, a man is seen falling to the ground when the accident took place.
He is believed to have been holding the safety line which should have been attached to the tree and fell to the floor by the force of his fall on an unsecured rope.
Before the tragic jump, Yevgenia and her friend posted “Live it up” and “We’re going to fly”.
The woman had three boys under the age of 14, two of whom were her own, and the son of a relative who had died.
On Sunday, many locals were preparing for a vigorous jump.
“The patient was operated on,” a local health spokesman said.
“A craniotomy was performed and the hematoma was removed. Despite ongoing medical measures, the patient died.”
Amid speculation of “negligence” on the part of the jump organisers, police have launched a criminal investigation into his death.
The maximum possible punishment is 40 days in prison.
Belly-churning rope jumping or rope-free flying is an extreme sport that began in the US in the 1990s.
It’s similar to bungee jumping, but the rope is made of nylon, so the jumpers don’t jump.
It is practiced on rocks and tall buildings and has been described as a cross between bungee jumping and abseiling, with twisted rope swings.
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