ICON Park Orlando Releases Official Statement Regarding Orlando FreeFall Tragedy

As you might have heard from the local news, a terrible tragedy involving the death of a teenager riding the Orlando FreeFall attraction occurred at ICON Park Orlando on the evening of March 24, 2022.

According to a recent update from ICON Park, the owner of the attraction is fully cooperating with authorities and the company overseeing the entire entertainment district is doing everything possible to assist. Statements from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, ICON Park, and the Orlando FreeFall can be found below:

Statement from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office:
“On March 24, 2022 at 11:12 p.m., deputies responded to 8433 International Drive (Orlando Free Fall) for a 911 emergency. Witnesses on scene reported that someone had fallen from the ride. A 14-year-old male was transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. This death investigation is in its very early stages. This is all the information we have for release at this time. We will send updates when they become available.

Statement from ICON Park Orlando:
Tonight, the ICON Park family is grieving because of the tragedy involving Tyre Sampson. Our heartfelt thoughts are with his family and friends. ICON Park is committed to being a place where families can spend quality time together in a safe and fun space. We are in close coordination and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and regulators regarding our tenant, the SlingShot Group.

Statement from the SlingShot Group, operator of the Orlando FreeFall:
“We are heartbroken with the incident that took the life of one of our guests. We extend our condolences and deepest sympathy to his family and friends. We are working with the Sheriff’s Office and ride officials on a full investigation. The Orlando FreeFall will be closed until further notice.”

The Orlando FreeFall will be closed pending a full investigation. Other businesses at ICON Park are scheduled to be open during their normal business hours.
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