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Teenager dies after falling from 430ft ride at Orlando theme park in Florida

After falling from a ride at Florida’s theme park, 430ft above ground, a 14-year old boy died.

The death investigation into the boy’s death is ongoing by police. He was believed to have fallen from an “drop ride” at Orlando’s ICON Park on Thursday around 11:59 PM.

According to NBC, the teenager was taken to a nearby medical facility but was declared dead upon arrival.

Officials have not revealed his identity or any additional details regarding their investigation.


The Orlando Free Fall was built as the tallest freestanding drop tower in the world.

According to the park’s website, it can hold 30 passengers. As it rises in air, it rotates around the tower before tilting to face the ground. Then it free falls at over 75mph.

John Stine, the sales director at the Slingshot group, which owns the ride, stated that the incident left him “absolutely saddened” and that he was devastated.

Stine stated that the Free Fall ride and the adjacent ride, Sling Shot, were closed indefinitely. The two rides are operated by his company at Icon Park.

He said, “We are cooperating in all other investigations at the moment to get to to the bottom of this,”

Stine stated that there have been no problems reported with the Free Fall ride in the past.


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