There was a horrendous accident at a Florida amusement park that left a child dead, and sadly it’s yet another case of the fact … these rides are not risk free. A 14-year-old boy was riding the “Orlando Free-Fall” at ICON Park Thursday when he fell to the ground and died. The apex of the ride stands at 430 feet … the park boasts the world’s tallest freestanding drop tower.
An eyewitness told Fox News 35 … “At first we thought it was a piece of the ride or whatever until we got a little closer and it was a person laying on the ground. Everyone was just panicking and screaming.” The ride is a new edition … it opened in December. The way it works … once the chairs reach the top, they hurl toward earth at 75 mph. Police are investigating.