Wioletta Roslan, who was four months pregnant, was killed last weekend while jumping from her favorite spot, the Via Ferrata, in the Swiss mountains.
Reports say Roslan and her boyfriend, Aleksander Domalewski, were jumping when her parachute failed to open. Her 68-year-old mother, Halina Zaniewska-Pettersson, said she was told by Domalewski that when her daughter realized her jump was not going to be successful she “simply spread her arms and waited for the impact.”
“I am totally devastated and shocked,” Zaniewska-Pettersson said. She said she had begged her daughter to give up jumping “but she just didn’t listen and now it’s too late.”
“All that is left for me now are memories but my daughter lived her life to the full.”
In a 2009 interview, Roslan, who made a living as an inspector working on oil rigs, said flying allowed her to be “alive” and made her feel that there was no limits in life.
“Even if the thing I enjoy doing may be seen as high and scary, I love it. Every level of height gives me a different kind of excitement to jumpers.”