A 14 year-old teenager from Missouri, Tyre Sampson, falls from Free Fall Ride at ICON PARK while on vacation with his family from Missouri
Fox35 News reports a fatal accident occurred late in the evening on Thursday, March 24, after a 14 year-old boy fell from an amusement ride at Orlando’s ICON PARK. The teen has been identified as Tyre Sampson who was visiting Orlando on vacation with his family from Missouri.
The Orlando Free Fall ride opened in December 2021 and is owned and operated by the Slingshot Group of companies, according to ICON Park’s website. The website also boasts that the tower stands 430 feet tall and is the world’s tallest freestanding drop tower.
This is not the first tragedy that has occurred at ICON Park. In September 2020, Jacob David Kaminsky died after falling off another ride.
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“This is not the first time tragedy has struck at ICON Park in Orlando. One fatal accident is one too many, especially for the family members and loved ones suffering. Two fatal accidents in a matter of only a couple of years is unacceptable. Everything from the safety of the design to the adequacy of safety measures and protocols and equipment, to the training and supervision of ride employees must be called into question. This tragedy should have never happened.”
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“When an accident like this occurs, it is important that key evidence is not lost or destroyed. This includes: witness testimony, surveillance footage from the park, dashcam video from responding officers, electronic data from the ride, etc.”
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