After falling from an amusement park ride in Orlando, a 14-year-old boy passes away
We, the roommates, are offering our sympathies to the family and friends of the 14-year-old child who died recently while riding an amusement park ride.
According to Fox 35, the terrible situation occurred at Orlando’s ICON Park on Thursday evening. According to witnesses, authorities said they observed someone fall from the Free Fall rollercoaster.
Before realizing it was a person who had fallen, other people assumed they had witnessed a piece of the ride fall to the ground. The 14-year-old child was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses said they witnessed the boy’s parents panic as they watched their youngster fall from the 430-foot-tall ride, which is “the world’s biggest freestanding drop tower,” according to witnesses.
The attraction can accommodate up to 30 people at a time, turns as it ascends, then “tilts forward and faces the ground briefly before free-falling about 400 feet at around 75 miles per hour.”
“We operate the ride with all the safety procedures in mind,” said John Stine, head of marketing for the Slingshot Group, which owns and operates the attraction. Everything appears to be in order, which is why we are conducting this examination. “
According to ABC News, “an over-the-shoulder restraining strap, with two hand grips at chest level, that goes over the rider automatically”
While the investigation into the event proceeds, the ride will remain closed.