14-Year-Old Dies At ICON Park
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FOX35 - Teenager Tyre Sampson reportedly fell to his death while riding an Orlando-area drop tower attraction, according to officials with the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Witnesses on the scene had told deputies that someone had fallen off the Orlando Free Fall ride, which opened in December 2021. The Orange County Sheriff's Office later confirmed that Sampson was transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. "It appears to be a terrible tragedy," Orange County Sheriff John Mina said during a news conference this week, but says the investigation is still open. "Our prayers and thoughts are with the family." Tyre Sampson will surely be missed by many.
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