According to the autopsy report that was just recently made public, the young man who was 14 years old and died after falling off a ride at an amusement park in Florida earlier this year surpassed the attraction’s weight restriction by roughly 100 pounds.
Tyre Sampson passed away on March 24 at ICON Park, which is located outside of Orlando, while he was with friends and family.
The operators of the Orlando FreeFall drop tower rollercoaster tout it as the world’s tallest freestanding drop tower, and he was one among the passengers on the trip.
According to the park, it lifts riders up and then dumps them at speeds of up to more than 75 miles per hour after they have traveled approximately 400 feet.
According to the owner’s manual for the tower, the maximum weight allowed on the attraction is 287 pounds.
According to the postmortem report, Tyre stood a little bit more than 6 feet tall and weighed 383 pounds.
The autopsy also came to the conclusion that blunt force trauma was what ultimately led to Tyre’s death.
This trauma caused several fractures, lacerations, and bleeding to occur on his head, neck, and limbs.
According to the report, he passed away as a result of an accidental circumstance.
Since Tyre’s passing, the Orlando Freefall ride has been and will continue to be off-limits for the foreseeable future.
In a statement that was released on Monday, an attorney representing the company that operates the attraction, Orlando Slingshot, described Tyre’s death as “a horrible accident.”