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Mum's tragic post moments before death falling from sky

The 27-year-old woman fell to her death while paragliding.

A young mum-of-one has died in a paragliding accident after boasting that she was overcoming her “fears.”

Daniela Barrios Higuita somehow fell from the co-pilot seat in mid-air and plunged into the void below on March 16. Her paragliding instructor, named as Barrios Higuita, said he was unable to stop mid-flight and had to continue on his route until later alerting the authorities.

A search team followed the pilot’s instructions and later found Daniela’s body in a densely forested area in Calarcá, located about 160 kilometres west of the Colombian capital, Bogotá.

Investigations into the mum's tragic death are ongoing. Source: Jam Press
Investigations into the mum's tragic death are ongoing. Source: Jam Press

Calarcá Fire Department spokesperson, Captain Javier Arconde Rodríguez said authorities were told the woman had slipped.

“The pilot had to continue on his route as he had no way of stopping," he said.

It is still unclear what caused Daniela to fall from her seat.

The 27-year-old victim’s body was retrieved from the area and sent to a local morgue to undergo an autopsy.

Rescue teams eventually found Daniela's body. Source: Jam Press
Rescue teams eventually found Daniela's body. Source: Jam Press

Tragic post before death

Moments before the tragedy, she posted on social media: “They are accompanying me on my crazy ideas.

“We are going to overcome our fears.”

Daniela leaves behind a seven-year-old son. Before her untimely death, she studied fashion design at university and ran her own lingerie business.

The investigation into her death is ongoing.

“There will not be an official report on the incident until the judicial proceedings are carried out," Calarcá council spokesperson, Mario Augusto Castaño said.

- Jam Press

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