14-year-old boy dies after falling from ride at ICON Park

A 14-year-old boy fell to his death late at night from a free-fall amusement park ride along a busy street in the heart of the tourist district.

Sheriff’s officials and emergency crews responded to a call late Thursday at the Orlando Free Fall ride, which opened late last year at ICON Park on International Drive.

The boy was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

He was identified as Tyre Sampson, who was on spring break visiting Orlando with his family from Missouri.

Sampson and friends got on the ride just after 11 p.m. when minutes later, pleas for help could be heard.

“The ride was going and during the middle of the ride the guy just came off," a 911 caller said.

A video briefly shared on social media caught the terrifying moment when Sampson appears to be falling out of his seat.

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