Free Fall or Free Death??


A 14-year old boy was recently visiting friends in Orlando Florida when he fell from a 430-foot-tall thrill ride and died soon after.

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. 

“This story is horrific, you can hear people screaming in the back of the video to bucle the boy in his seat. Workers should have listened.” says Camryn Navey.

The boy fell from the Orlando Free Fall ride, which opened late last year.

“This ride needs to be shut down and this is a mistake and death that should be learned from. This poor boy and his family!!” says Maddie Stevens.

Detectives investigating the death will look into whether it was intentional or accidental, the sheriff said.

“My prayers go out to this boy and his family.” says Graham Edwards.

In the future, the company who owns and operates the ride has already shut it down and is planning on looking into their other rides safety features.