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The 14-year-old boy, who fell to his death at an Orlando amusement park, begged the friend who buckled up next to him to tell his parents he loved them if “I can’t make it,” according to his devastated father.
Yarnell Samson said his son Tire felt unsafe when the Orlando Free-Fall ride at ICON Park started going up.
“When he started the trip, he felt uncomfortable. He said, “This thing moves,” you know what I mean. And he was like, ‘What’s going on?'” Samson told Fox 35.
“And that’s when he started freaking out,” the father continued.
The teen then told the friend next to him: “If I can’t make it, tell him… Please tell my mom and dad that I love them.”
“For him to say something like that, he must have felt something,” Samson told the outlet.
His son tragically fell off the ride when he was halfway down his 430-foot descent. He died after being rushed to a local hospital.
The heartbroken father wants to know why his 6-foot-5, 340-pound son was allowed to ride after his height prevented him from riding others.
Close-up of the Orlando Free Fall at ICON Park on Friday, March 25, 2022 in Orlando, Florida.
Tyre Samson Death
Tire Samson fell to his death after slipping off the Orlando Free-Fall ride.
“That particular ride he decided, ‘Yeah, we’ll take you, come on, hop on,’ when no one else was letting him ride to games,” Samson told the Orlando Station.
“So I want to know what happened between now and then that he made her say, ‘Come on, you can get on this ride,'” he added.
Tire was at the attraction with two of his best friends. The boys had traveled to Orlando from Missouri.
The “Orlando Free Fall” had just opened in late December. Standing 430 feet tall, it boasts the world’s tallest freestanding drop tower, according to the park’s website. The ride seats 30 passengers as it ascends, loops around the tower, and then tilts to face the ground before free-falling at over 75 miles per hour.
The ride features shoulder harnesses with two chest-high grab handles that riders pull down and automatically release at the end of the ride.
An inspector could be seen Friday sitting in a buggy seat with a safety harness over his shoulders as another inspector took measurements.
Orange County Sheriff John Mina said the tragedy does not appear to be intentional. An investigation is ongoing.