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Mother unwittingly leaps to death as rope ‘is not secured’ during extreme sport event in Kazakhstan

‘Bungee jump’ horror as mother-of-three unwittingly leaps 80ft to her death when rope ‘is not secured’ during extreme sport event at Kazakhstan hotel

  • Yevgenia Leontyeva, 33, took part in an extreme sport jump at Karaganda hotel 
  • Footage shows her stepping over rooftop but the rope was not properly secured 
  • Yevgenia was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries but died shortly after
  • Criminal investigation has opened amid suspicion of ‘negligence’ by organisers


A mother-of-three leaped to her death when a ‘rope free-flying’ extreme sport jump went horribly wrong.

Harrowing footage shows Yevgenia Leontyeva, 33, calmly stepping over the edge of the rooftop of a hotel in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.

She plunged 82ft suffering multiple injuries after a supporting rope was not properly secured on a tree, according to reports.

There are screams from onlookers on the roof and watchers below rush to her assistance after the appalling fall.

Adventure-loving Yevgenia – an experienced jumper – was rushed to hospital where she underwent surgery for serious head injuries, but died soon afterwards.

Harrowing footage shows Yevgenia Leontyeva, 33, calmly stepping over the edge of the rooftop of a hotel in Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Harrowing footage shows Yevgenia Leontyeva (left and right), 33, calmly stepping over the edge of the rooftop of a hotel in Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Yevgenia (pictured) plunged 82ft suffering multiple injuries after a supporting rope was not properly secured on a tree, according to reports

Yevgenia (pictured) plunged 82ft suffering multiple injuries after a supporting rope was not properly secured on a tree, according to reports

There are screams from onlookers on the roof and watchers below rush to her assistance after the appalling fall (pictured)

There are screams from onlookers on the roof and watchers below rush to her assistance after the appalling fall (pictured)

A man is seen fixing harness straps into the tragic woman, and a man off camera says ‘I love you’.

There is a countdown before she steps over a ledge and jumps.

A female friend who was also due to jump after her is heard screaming as Yevgenia’s leap goes wrong.

But a cross-line to which her rope was attached – and which was supposed to break her fall leaving her suspended above the ground – failed to hold or was not even secured.

She crashed onto the ground below and was dragged around 12ft before ramming against a wall.

Watchers said that the jump was permitted to go-ahead before an organiser had time to secure the line on a tree.

The woman had three boys under 14, two of her own, and the son of a relative who had died (all pictured)

The woman had three boys under 14, two of her own, and the son of a relative who had died (all pictured)

Experienced jumper Yevgenia (pictured) was rushed to hospital after the 82ft fall where she underwent surgery for serious head injuries, but died soon afterwards

Experienced jumper Yevgenia (pictured) was rushed to hospital after the 82ft fall where she underwent surgery for serious head injuries, but died soon afterwards

A man is seen falling to the ground as she crashes down, say reports.

He is believed to have been holding the safety line which should have been attached to the tree and was floored by the force of her fall pulling on the unsecured rope.

Before the tragic leap, Yevgenia and her friend had posted ‘Live it up’ and ‘We’re going to fly’.

The woman had three boys under 14, two of her own, and the son of a relative who had died.

Many locals had been preparing to make extreme jumps on Sunday.

‘The patient was operated on,’ said a local health spokesman.

‘A craniotomy was performed and the removal of the haematoma.

‘Despite the ongoing medical measures, the patient died.’

A criminal investigation has opened into her death, amid suspicion of 'negligence' by jump organisers

A criminal investigation has opened into her death, amid suspicion of ‘negligence’ by jump organisers

Before the tragic leap, Yevgenia and her friend had posted 'Live it up' and 'We're going to fly'.  Rope jumping or rope free-flying is an extreme sport originating in the US in the 1990s

Before the tragic leap, Yevgenia and her friend had posted ‘Live it up’ and ‘We’re going to fly’.  Rope jumping or rope free-flying is an extreme sport originating in the US in the 1990s

A criminal investigation has opened into her death, amid suspicion of ‘negligence’ by jump organisers.

The maximum potential punishment is a 40 days sentence.

Stomach-churning rope jumping or rope free-flying is an extreme sport originating in the US in the 1990s.

It is similar to bungee jumping, but the rope is made of nylon so jumpers don’t bounce.

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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