A 14-year-old boy tragically died in an American amusement park

Orange County Sheriff’s Office officials confirm with FOX 35 that the 14-year-old boy was taken to the hospital but later died from his injuries. Authorities said they received the call at about 23:15.

Witnesses at the scene said they saw someone fall from a tower called the Orlando FreeFall. This game will be suspended during the investigation.

During a press conference on March 25, Orange County Sheriff John Mina announced that the victim had been identified as Tire Sampson. “We cannot imagine the pain the boy’s family is going through right now,” Mina said.

It is known that the Sampson family lives in Missouri and the boy is visiting a family in Florida.

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Game Orlando FreeFall at the amusement park. Photo: Stephen M. Dowell

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According to preliminary results of the investigation, Mr. Mina said it appeared to be “a terrible tragedy” because Sampson “didn’t notice that there was a seat belt” but only wore a large immobilizer over his shoulder.

The investigation is ongoing and no criminal charges have been filed. Mr. Mina is also unsure if Sampson is eligible to ride the roller coaster.

Mr. John Stine, sales and marketing director of Slingshot Group of Companies, told Spectrum 13 that the victim was secured to the seat but he did not know if the boy had slipped out of the seat belt. Spectrum 13 recorded a video being sent showing the ill-fated teenager slipping from his seat.

According to the website I-Drive Orlando, the Orlando FreeFall roller coaster has an altitude of 130 m and moves at a speed of 120 km/h. This game can carry 30 guests and plunges players from a height of nearly 120 meters at a 30-degree angle.

Bao Hanh

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