Florida FreeFall tragedy: Girl accused of posing as useless teen’s cousin


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A lady claiming to be the cousin of the 14-year-old who died after falling off of a journey at an Orlando, Florida amusement park says that {the teenager} was denied entrance to 2 of the opposite rides due to his weight. Nonetheless, the teenager’s household says they do not know the girl and that she isn’t a cousin.

Tyre Sampson, 14, died after falling off of the Orlando FreeFall journey at ICON Park on March 24. The journey is 430-feet-tall, in accordance with the attraction. 

Shay Johnson, whereas falsely claiming to be Sampson’s cousin, informed Spectrum Information 13 at a candlelight vigil on Monday that {the teenager} was stopped from driving two different rides within the amusement park due to his weight.

“[Tyre] mentioned ‘I wish to get on the swing on Worldwide,’ I mentioned ‘Okay, journey it twice and journey it for me, too.’ And he known as me again about seven minutes later, he mentioned, ‘They mentioned I’m too large, I can not journey,” Johnson mentioned.

FLORIDA FREEFALL TEEN DEATH: SEAT HARNESS STILL LOCKED AFTER HORRIFYING ACCIDENT AT ORLANDO PARK

Amusement park guests have been in shock after seeing a teenage boy die after falling off of one of many park’s rides.
(Fox 35)

One in every of ICON Park’s rides known as the “Orlando StarFlyer,” which is described because the “World’s Tallest Stand-Alone Swing Experience,” at 450-feet-tall.

“ICON Park formally notified the proprietor of the Orlando FreeFall, the SlingShot Group, demanding suspension not solely of the operation of Orlando FreeFall but in addition the operation of Orlando SlingShot, efficient instantly, till the points of interest are confirmed to be protected by authorities,” a press release on ICON Park’s web site reads.

FLORIDA 911 CALLS RELEASED AFTER TEENAGER FELL OFF ORLANDO RIDE: ‘THEY DIDN’T SECURE THE SEATBELT’

Tyre Sampson (FOX 35 Orlando)

Tyre Sampson (FOX 35 Orlando)

An working guide for the Orlando FreeFall states that the utmost passenger weight is simply over 286 kilos. Sampson was 6 toes, 5 inches tall and weighed 330 kilos, in accordance with the St. Louis Publish-Dispatch.

The Orlando SlingShot, which handed preliminary inspections from the Florida Division of Agriculture and Shopper Providers, opened in late December 2021.

The boy’s father informed FOX 35 Orlando that Tyre was feeling uncomfortable when the journey started.

“When the journey took off, that is when he was feeling uncomfortable. He was like, ‘This factor is transferring.’ … That is when he began freaking out,” Yarnell Sampson, informed FOX 35 Orlando. “He was explaining to his mates subsequent to him … ‘If I don’t make it down … please inform my mother and pa I like them.’ For him to say one thing like that, he should’ve felt one thing.”

“We bought somewhat nearer and it was an individual laying on the bottom,” Montrey Williams mentioned. “Everybody was simply panicking and screaming.”

911 calls launched by authorities on Monday present that one caller claimed that Sampson’s seatbelt was not secured correctly.

“Okay, so was he up off the bottom?,” the 911 dispatcher requested.

“No, they did not safe the seatbelt on him,” the 911 caller mentioned.

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Tourists enjoy the rides and amenities at ICON Park in Orlando on Thursday, March 24, 2022. 

Vacationers benefit from the rides and facilities at ICON Park in Orlando on Thursday, March 24, 2022. 
(Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel)

An accident report claims that the seat harness was in a locked place after Tyre fell out.

“FreeFall was coming to [sic] down the tower. When the magnets engaged, the patron got here out of the seat,” an worker wrote within the report. “Harness was nonetheless in a down and locked place when the journey stopped.”

Fox Information’ Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to this report.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This report has been up to date to incorporate new details about the girl accused of posing as a cousin. 

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