Updated: 17/09/12 : 05:12:04
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World :: Pregnant Base Jumper Dies On Final Leap

A woman who promised to quit base jumping when she became ­pregnant has reportedly plunged to her death after she decided to make one final leap.

Wioletta Roslan, 37, died after her parachute failed to open when she jumped from a height of 300m at Via Ferrata cliff near Stechelberg in Switzerland.

Miss Roslan, from Sweden, leapt from the cliff many times before as it was her favourite base jumping spot.

Her boyfriend, Aleksander Domalewski, is said to have jumped alongside her and watched as she desperately tried to get her parachute to open.

She was four months' pregnant.

Her mother, Halina Zaniewska-Pettersson, said she had pleaded with her daughter not to make the jump that killed her last weekend.

She told the Swiss newspaper Blick: "I am very sad and shocked.

"I have repeatedly asked them to stop jumping. But she wanted to keep going.

"For me it is a double loss. I had become a grandmother. She was a true adventurer, travelling to France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, America. Often they took me. She was ... full of life."

Miss Roslan had travelled the world as a professional base jumper after taking up skydiving when she was 19.

In an interview for Swiss television four years ago, Miss Roslan said she could not imagine a life without base jumping, where parachutists take high-risk jumps from cliffs, bridges or buildings.

"I feel alive when I jump. I find normal life boring," Miss Roslan said.

"I know that death always flies with me but we only have a certain amount of time on the earth. When the sun goes down then it's game over whoever you are."