Boy, 14, dies after fall from ride at ICON Park in Orlando, Florida
“Words can’t say how we feel,” a spokesperson for the amusement ride’s operator said. “Our hearts go out to the family of this young man and that’s all we can say at this time
A 14-year-old boy has died after falling from a ride at ICON Park in Orlando, Florida, authorities said
In a statement, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the Orlando Free Fall attraction at ICON Park just after 11 p.m. Thursday after receiving a 911 call
While the investigation into the death is in its early stages, "witnesses on scene reported that someone had fallen from the ride," the sheriff's office said
The teen was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital, where he died from his injuries, according to officials. His name has not been released
"Words can’t say how we feel," said John Stine, director of sales and marketing for the Slingshot Group of Companies, the owner and operator of the ride. "Our hearts go out to the family of this young man and that’s all we can say at this time
According to ICON Park’s website, the Orlando Free Fall ride, a free-standing drop tower, is meant to stand at 430 feet and can carry up to 30 riders.
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