Shocking Autopsy Results for Teen Who Died at Amusement Park

The autopsy of a teen who died after plunging from an Orlando amusement park ride revealed the horrific extent of his injuries and that he was 96 pounds over the ride’s weight limit.

Released Monday, the report found that Tyre Sampson, 14, suffered internal injuries along with trauma to his head, neck and torso after falling from the FreeFall attraction at ICON Park in March.

The autopsy also documented Sampson’s weight at 383 pounds — well over the ride’s weight limit of 287 pounds.

“Be careful when seeing if large guests fit into the seats,” a manual for the attraction states. “Check that they fit within the contours of the seat and the bracket fits properly. If this is not so — Do not let this person ride.”

Officials said Sampson slipped out of a safety harness before hurtling to the concrete in front of shocked onlookers.

His death was caught on video and quickly went viral.

The football standout was visiting Florida from Missouri and staying with family friends.

Authorities have determined that someone adjusted Sampson’s harness before the Orlando Slingshot ride began to allow him to fit into the seat.

His family is suing several parties involved in the accident, arguing that Sampson’s death was preventable.

His friends told investigators that he had been turned away from other rides the day of his death because of his size.

An attorney for Orlando Slingshot released a statement Tuesday calling his death a “tragic accident.”

“We continue to communicate and cooperate with representatives of Tyre’s family, as well as the Department of Agriculture. We are devoted to working with our lawmakers in making lasting safety changes in the amusement park industry,” said attorney Trevor Arnold, who represents the ride.

Original Article – https://nypost.com/2022/06/13/tyre-samson-florida-teen-who-died-from-amusement-park-ride-fall-was-100-lbs-over-limit/

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