A boy, Tyre Sampson, 14, died on Thursday night falling from a ride at Orlando’s ICON theme park in Florida
He slipped out of his seat on the ride as it plummeted to the ground at 75mph
- A video was taken before the ride went into the air and the boy who died is not shown at first
- Others appear sitting with their harnesses down asking the operator if there are clip-in seatbelts
- ‘There ain’t no seatbelts’ he told them, before sending the ride into the air with the group held in by pull-down plastic harnesses
- His friend’s horrified parents watched on helplessly as he fell and then landed next to the ride
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During the ride’s 75 mph descent, he lost his footing and fell out of his seat. Someone made the video before the ride in which you can see that the passengers were not wearing seat belts. Several riders can be seen sitting in their seats with their harnesses down.
Probably inquiring of the operator whether there are any clip-in seatbelts. In order to keep everyone safe, he instructed them, “There are no seatbelts,” before launching their flight into the sky with the passengers strapped into pull-down plastic harnesses. As he fell and landed next to the ride, his friend’s shocked parents looked on helplessly.
The video of the incident was recorded by people on the incident scene using their mobile phones and then the video of 14-year-old boy, falling off the ride, was shared on Twitter. You can watch the video below. Graphic content warning:
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INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED IN ORLANDO THEME PARK:
A 14-year old boy died in the incident that happened on Thursday night at Icon park’s of Orlando. ICON park’s Orlando Free Fall attraction was closing at 11pm when Sampson fell out of his seat. On vacation with his friend’s family, they watched helplessly as he plunged to the earth at 75mph on a rollercoaster. On Friday, police held a news conference to announce his identity. The boy was from Missour, Tyre Sampson was died in that incident.
A video circulating on social media platforms clearly demonstrates the operator’s irresponsibility. Because he was not correctly strapped up in his seat belt, a boy died, and the operator started the ride without checking the seat belts of all passengers. He slips from the seat when ride took off and after felling from height. It’s unclear if the operator performed a last check to ensure he was securely strapped before the trip began.
THEME PARK UNDER INVESTIGATION:
The video received a lot of attention on Twitter. It is unclear if the harness was completely attached before to the ride’s departure or whether the operator double-checked to ensure the rider was securely restrained.
The park is now the subject of an inquiry. ‘It seems to be simply a tragic tragedy,’ Orange County Sheriff John Mina said during a news conference Friday. ‘We’ll see what happens in the future’
Prior to the journey, Tyre and his friends had been informed that there were no seatbelts. The only thing keeping them from tumbling out of their seats were the plastic, pull-down harnesses that are designed to buckle in between the riders’ legs instead of buckling them out.
STATEMENTS ON INCIDENT OF ORLANDO:
As the trip plummeted, one passenger became concerned that they wouldn’t be able to latch onto a seatbelt anymore. The ride attendant said, “There are no seatbelts.”
Next, the ride rose into the air for around 10 seconds before plummeting to the ground. In front of the other passengers, the child slid out of his seat and crashed to the ground. When they landed, a separate park employee approached the ride attendant and said, ‘You didn’t check it!?’ on film.
‘Are you sure?’ she questioned him a second time.
Tyre’s relatives described him as a ‘gentle giant’ in tributes posted on social media.
In the words of Wendy, Tyre was “a respected gentle giant” who was “awesome.”
She told him, ‘You will be sincerely missed, son,’ saying he would be missed.
Employees at the park said that until they spotted the youngster laying on the ground, they assumed his corpse was a component of the ride that had broken off.
If he fell out of his harness, it’s not clear what the ride’s minimum height requirement is or how he may have gotten there.
According to the description on the attraction’s official site, StarFlyer has no age limit and no weight limit, and the minimum height required to go on the ride is just 44 inches.
The ride is made up of 24 double seats that travel up and down and around the giant tower for 3-4 minutes.