WATCH: 14-Year Old Boy Dies From Drop Tower Attraction at Orlando’s ICON PARK
By FOX 35 News // March 24, 2022
ride stands 430 feet tall
ABOVE VIDEO: Teenager dies after falling from ride at Orlando’s ICON Park
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (foxnews.com) – A teenager fell to his death while riding an Orlando-area drop tower attraction, according to officials from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Several law enforcement officers, firefighters, and paramedics responded to ICON Park in Orlando, Florida late Thursday evening after a 911 caller reported the incident at the popular tourist attraction on International Drive.
Witnesses on the scene 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 a 14-year-old boy was transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.
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A look at the restraints on the Orlando Free Fall ride. They pull over the rider – similar to a roller coaster (no seat belts). 2 workers do safety checks and make sure restraints are locked. A 14-year-old boy tragically died in the ride last night. @fox35orlando pic.twitter.com/UuvjadcCJq
— Ryan Elijah FOX 35 (@ryanelijah) March 25, 2022
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