Florida Ride Where Teen Fell to His Death Is ‘Serious Danger to Public Health,' Officials Say

Tyre Sampson, 14, fell from the Free Fall attraction at ICON Park in Orlando on the night of March 24

ICON Park in Orlando
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The Florida amusement park ride where a teenager fell to his death last month is an "immediate serious danger to public health," state officials said in an order closing the ride.

The order from the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which was released to the public Monday, formally closed the Free Fall ride on March 25, the day after the incident at ICON Park in Orlando.

Tyre Sampson, a 14-year-old boy from Missouri, slid out of his seat and fell to his death while the drop tower-style ride plunged in front of horrified onlookers.

The order closing the ride said the Free Fall “is considered an immediate serious danger to public health, safety, and welfare, and may not be operated for patron use until it has passed a subsequent inspection by or at the direction of the Department.”

Police are investigating the death of a 14-year-old boy after he fell from a ride at Icon Park in Orlando Thursday night.

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