ORLANDO, Fla. — A 14-year-old boy died after he fell Thursday night from a drop tower amusement ride that recently opened at the Orlando area`s ICON Park entertainment complex, authorities said.
Tyre Sampson, 14, of St. Louis, Missouri, fell from the Orlando FreeFall ride, described by its operators as the world’s tallest freestanding drop tower, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.
Sampson was taken to a hospital, where he died, sheriff’s officials said. No additional details about the teen or the incident were immediately released.
Video recorded by witnesses showing the deadly fall was circulating on social media Friday morning.