Tyre Sampson’s Seat Was Still Locked when the Ride Stopped, Investigation Reveals

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The seat of the teen, Tyre Sampson, who fell to his death from an amusement park ride was still locked, according to a report.

The 14-year-old boy tragically passed away after falling from ‘Free Fall’ ride at Orlando Park.

The ride takes passengers 430 feet in the air before falling towards the ground at 70 miles per hour.

Witnesses on the scene said that someone had fallen from the ride, according the the sheriff’s department.

A bystander captured the tragic accident on video. The footage appears to show passengers discussing seatbelts with the crew working on the ride before rising hundreds of feet in the air. As the ride plummets towards the ground, a rider can be seen falling from his seat.

Watch the report below:

According to a recent accident report obtained by CNN, it has been suggested that the teens seat was actually locked when he fell to his death.

The report states:

“Harness was still in a down and locked position when the ride stopped,”

CNN says the report is based on employee witnesses.

The Director of Sales and Marketing for the Slingshot Group of Companies, the owner and operator of the ride said:

“Words can’t say how we feel,”

“Our hearts go out to the family of this young man, and that’s all we can say at this time.”

Tyre’s father Yarnell Sampson says his son knew something was wrong as soon as the ride began to ascend.

He told told WOFL-TV:

‘When the ride took off, that’s when he was feeling uncomfortable. He was like ‘this thing is moving,’ you know what I’m saying. And he was like ‘what’s going on?”

‘That’s when he started freaking out. And he was explaining to his friends, next to him, ‘I don’t know man, if I don’t make it down, safely, can you please tell my mamma and daddy that I love them,” said Sampson. ‘For him to say something like that, he must have felt something.’

Absolutely devastating news, RIP Tyre.

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