Again in March, tragedy struck at Orlando’s Icon Park after 14-year-old Tyre Sampson suffered a deadly fall from the amusement park’s FreeFall trip. Months later, the theme park has introduced that the trip shall be taken down, per the request of Tyre’s household.
Slingshot CEO Ritchie Armstrong revealed the information in an official assertion on ICON Park’s web site.
We’re devastated by Tyre’s demise. We have now listened to the desires of Tyre’s household and the group, and have made the choice to take down the FreeFall.”
Armstrong additionally revealed that the corporate plans to create a scholarship in Tyre’s identify.
As well as, Orlando Slingshot will honor Tyre and his legacy within the classroom and on the soccer subject by making a scholarship in his identify.”
The assertion continued saying,”Particulars of the scholarship are being developed and additional info shall be shared sooner or later after session with the household of Tye.” Equally, particulars surrounding the timeline for when the trip could be taken down are scare, and reportedly depend upon “approvals from all events concerned in addition to regulatory entities.”
Tyre’s demise is a tragedy that we are going to always remember. As the owner, ICON Park welcomes and appreciated Orlando Slingshot’s choice to take down the trip.”
As we beforehand reported, Tyre Sampson slipped from the restraints of the FreeFall trip on March twenty fourth, and was sadly pronounced useless at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Youngsters. The incident garnered nationwide consideration after video of Tyre’s fall began making its rounds on social media.
Following Tyre’s unlucky passing, the FreeFall trip and the Orlando Slingshot have been shut down. Tyre mom Nekia Dodd has repeatedly requested. that the trip be torn down, saying the trip was a “monument to this preventable tragedy.”
The trip’s mere existence is an insult to the reminiscence of my son and makes every say since he was killed much more inconceivable for these of us who lived Tyre each day of his life.”
An investigation into accident revealed that sensors on the FreeFall have been adjusted to make the trip’s restraints open wider, finally making the attraction “unsafe,” in keeping with the Florida Division of Agriculture and Client Companies. The FDAC additionally discovered that the trip most weight restrict was 287 kilos, and Tyre of 380 kilos on the time.
Tyre’s household has additionally filed a lawsuit towards Orlando Slingshot, ICON Park and the trip’s producers.