On Air

KTTS Morning Show with Nancy & Rick

Mon - Fri: 05:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Orlando Drop Tower Will Be Taken Down After Missouri Teen’s Death

Orlando Drop Tower Will Be Taken Down After Missouri Teen’s Death

Orlando Drop Tower Will Be Taken Down After Missouri Teen’s Death

Photo: Orlando Slingshot/Facebook

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A towering amusement ride in central Florida’s tourism district where a Missouri teen fell to his death will be taken down because of the accident.

The owner, Orlando Slingshot, said Thursday that the decision to take down the more than 400-foot (122-meter) ride in Orlando’s International Drive district was directly linked to the death of 14-year-old Tyre Sampson last March.

The company also said it planned to create a scholarship in the teen’s name.

An autopsy showed that Sampson suffered numerous broken bones and internal injuries in the fall, which was ruled an accidental death.

Recommended Posts

Loading...