Tyre Sampson, the 14-year-old who died after falling off the FreeFall drop tower ride at ICON Park in Orlando, Florida, was heavier than the weight restrictions for the attraction, according to information in the operation’s manual.

14 year old dead from ride fall exceeded weight limit: New details:

Meanwhile, the park itself is now calling for the other rides created by the same company that built the FreeFall ride to shut down each attraction until an investigation can be conducted to confirm the rides are safe.

14-year-old boy dies after falling from ride at Icon Park in Orlando Florida:

A 14-year-old boy visiting from Missouri fell to his death late at night from a 430-foot-tall thrill ride at an amusement park ride.

Who was the 14-year-old that died in Orlando?

The teen — identified as Tyre Sampson of Missouri — fell from the Orlando Free Fall attraction, billed as the world’s tallest free-standing drop tower, late Thursday.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The boy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, deputies said.

Memorial grows for a 14-year-old boy who died in a fall from an Orlando thrill ride:

There is a growing memorial for a 14-year-old boy who died after falling from a drop tower at ICON Park along International Drive.


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