Following the tragic incident, loved ones remembered the boy — Tyre Sampson — as an aspiring athlete, a good student, and a caring son. Two lawyers, including nationally-recognized civil rights attorney Ben Crump, announced they would be representing the family.
Deputies received a 911 call and responded to ICON Park shortly after 11 p.m. where witnesses said someone had fallen from the Free Fall ride, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. Tyre was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries.
Several witnesses called 911 to report what they saw: A woman told a dispatcher that Sampson was face down, wasn’t responsive, and appeared to have broken his arms and legs. Another man told a 911 dispatcher that the teen had no pulse.
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