Was 14-Year-Old Who Died at Orlando Amusement Park Too Heavy for Ride?

Was 14-Year-Old Who Died at Orlando Amusement Park Too Heavy for Ride?

Tyre Sampson, the gentle giant who plunged to his death at an amusement park in Orlando, Florida, stood at 6 foot 5, and weighed over 300 pounds. The 14-year-old had reportedly been turned away from at least two other rides at the park because of his size. The accident happened at ICON Park, where the 430-foot FreeFall ride is a popular attraction. In Europe, the maximum passenger weight on the ride is 287 pounds; in the US, there is no maximum weight restriction.

44 Comments

  1. Ariel Mcknight on September 7, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    It’s common since for both the workers and him

  2. Amy Brown on September 7, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    The theme park shouldn’t allow the young man on any of the rides because of his weight, RIP young man. If he loses some weight like I am then he can go on any rides that he wants.

  3. Katrina on September 7, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    That is my only child . Peace ✌️

  4. bff on September 7, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    The us should have more restraints on height and weight limits, personal ex

    1. Kindga ka- I was under the height limit but I still got let on, I almost slipped out during the free fall

    2. Super flight at rye- i was slipping out the the metal thing that hold you in (i was 7 and smaller that the average size for my age" and more then half of my legs were sticking out, I was just holding on to the handles with the tips of my fingers

  5. Dena Alabama-girl on September 7, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    The company should have had more people property checking the rides.

  6. Ash. on September 8, 2022 at 12:07 am

    This the type of reporting that makes you want to slap a reporter

  7. Tomatos Official on September 8, 2022 at 12:11 am

    I once had a sketch experience at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Rode Madusa and my harness didn’t click all the way. Operator said it was fine but in the loop my chest was below the harness. Only thing keeping me in was that secondary harness + some good arm strength.

  8. Nick Reeder on September 8, 2022 at 12:11 am

    Rides like this don’t need seatbelts but my God if the staff is too dumb to realize he wouldn’t fit then they for sure need to add a seatbelt

  9. Triskilia on September 8, 2022 at 12:13 am

    It’s not "just" because of his size. The whole accident would not even have been technically possible if there were seatbelts. I am from Germany and such a ride would not have existed here without seatbelts. Even if the strap (or how is it called?) didn’t hold up or wasn’t tight enough, a seatbelt probably would have held it up. Of course, size and weight restrictions should still be followed!

  10. Dan Phill on September 8, 2022 at 12:13 am

    He was way to fat the didn’t deny him I was there cause he said is it cause I’m black because he kept rd getting turned down from rides he pulled the race card I was there

  11. Slurms McKenzie on September 8, 2022 at 12:13 am

    What secondary devise eat less

  12. Maxine Oz on September 8, 2022 at 12:13 am

    No such thing as too big

  13. Chad Strimpel on September 8, 2022 at 12:14 am

    The father said he weighed 340 pounds. Which one is it inside edition?

  14. lion man on September 8, 2022 at 12:15 am

    He shouldn’t have been allowed on that ride

    The park is at fault

    The kid die do to gravity weight and the fact that he was not secured

    Looking at the pics , the harness may have been locked in a secure position but only chest up and it a gap.

    The speed of the ride coming down at a quick speed , then stoping , his heavy weight caused him to slip out quite easily.

    I’ll bet you any money that when the ride went up that kid probably knew he was in trouble.

    I remember being on a ride when I was young and I knew I wasn’t secure probably, I still stayed on the ride and several times during the ride I was slipping.

    I never went on another carnival ride again.

  15. MasonRTY TRY on September 8, 2022 at 12:19 am

    R.I.P

  16. DJKE50 on September 8, 2022 at 12:19 am

    Why can’t you show it to us.

  17. Ty’s edits 4 u on September 8, 2022 at 12:19 am

    why did they let him on its so stupid they should have thought of his saftey

  18. Jesus Carrillo on September 8, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Uh stupid there is a weight limit in the USA

  19. Priseis Dash on September 8, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Omg

  20. KenzieMckenzie11 Mc_kenzie on September 8, 2022 at 12:22 am

    So today he wanted to go to their mother and all that so when he went down he was too heavy and he was like scared to think it was full but he doesn’t matter so he just went down there and everyone’s on your day will have a hard-working and day and they couldn’t do it anymore because all of everyone put a balloon and I love him it belitt

  21. Strangerthangs on September 8, 2022 at 12:24 am

    He is not too heavy the workers did not check his seatbelt

  22. Grace Song on September 8, 2022 at 12:25 am

    The seat he was on was misadjusted I don’t think it has anythin to do with his weight hmmm in fact

  23. Tim Warren on September 8, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Image just hear him screaming mama and then silence so traumatizing I would hate for what the mother is going through.☹️☹️☹️☹️

  24. JD on September 8, 2022 at 12:29 am

    Duh

  25. Who … ask on September 8, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Why he even got on that ride tho looks so scary

  26. jack wyatt on September 8, 2022 at 12:32 am

    rip so sad this had put me of drop towere a bit rip

  27. Ryan Christopher Lavoie on September 8, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Short answer: YES

  28. Pi on September 8, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Yes.

  29. Daman Holmes on September 8, 2022 at 12:35 am

    He should have known better.

  30. Isaac Markz on September 8, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Should of not let him on ride

  31. patriot1455 on September 8, 2022 at 12:36 am

    Moral of the story is – never feel bad about turning people away for their size. Do not be inclusive and spare feelings in situations where death is possible.

  32. KashOutTrey on September 8, 2022 at 12:37 am

    I don’t understand how he was probably the biggest on the ride, and the harness was still closed after her fell. Does that mean as the biggest guy on the ride he just slipped out or what??

  33. Crazy_Life._. on September 8, 2022 at 12:37 am

    This is why I always check my own seat, sometimes the operator will just look at the seat and now check the actual safety of it

  34. Asha Abokor on September 8, 2022 at 12:37 am

    did you have to name the video that? disgusting people

  35. Patricia Schuster on September 8, 2022 at 12:39 am

    You want to be a jr football player,then don’t expect to be welcomed at most park rides.

  36. Airyn Williams on September 8, 2022 at 12:40 am

    I don’t appreciate them calling him a giant

  37. ondreazlopez on September 8, 2022 at 12:40 am

    ayo

  38. Carmen Sanchez on September 8, 2022 at 12:41 am

    To big turned away to 2 other rides. Rip baby

  39. Kim&ShegoFan1991 on September 8, 2022 at 12:42 am

    He fell to his death like Kong Kong did when he fell off the Empire State Building

  40. Pop Th on September 8, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Damn that’s mean calling him heavy

  41. Ryan Bell on September 8, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Skill problem

  42. Super_Seaton on September 8, 2022 at 12:44 am

    His seat was clearly not latched in place. Someone wasn’t doing their job. If he was too big for the thing to latch in place they should have forced him to get off.

  43. 卂尺ㄚ卂几 on September 8, 2022 at 12:44 am

    He was having gynacomestia

  44. Warning Signs on September 8, 2022 at 12:45 am

    1:26 the fake beard has got to go – not only the fake victim but now you expect people to believe these lies?

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