RIP TYRE SAMPSON

RIP TYRE SAMPSON

14 year old boy Tyre Sampson was visiting Orlando, Florida for spring break.  Him and his friends went to ICON Park to go on a 430-feet drop tower.  The worker did not check to see if he was strapped in.  On the way up you can see that his seat was the only one not glowing.  The worker should have stopped the ride.  Tyre flew off of the ride at a speed of 70 mph and died.  

“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 along a busy street in the heart of Orlando’s tourist district, officials said Friday.  Sheriff’s officials and emergency crews responded to a call late Thursday at Icon Park, which is located in the city’s tourist district along International Drive. The boy fell from the Orlando Free Fall ride, which opened late last year.  Orange County Sheriff John Mina on Friday identified the teen as Tyre Sampson, who was visiting central Florida from Missouri with a friend’s family. Detectives investigating the death will look into whether it was intentional or accidental, the sheriff said,” says CBS News.

Tyre’s father found out by seeing the videos people posted online.  He watched his own son fall off of the 430- feet tall ride about halfway down and hear him fall.  

And the pain behind it could never be taken away — and sorry’s not gonna take it back and no money, no nothing in the world to replace the young man. And it’s just sad, a young man’s bright future was taken away from him over a ride, an amusement park,” says Yarnell Sampson, Tyre’s dad.