ORLANDO, Fla. — Attorneys and investigators for the family of the 14-year-old who died after he fell from the Orlando FreeFall ride at ICON Park went to the site Tuesday to see the ride for themselves.
Ben Crump, other attorneys, and their own investigators — escorted by a man who confirmed he works for ride owner the Slingshot Group — lowered the seats all the way down, examined the ride's shoulder harnesses and took measurements.
The seats’ shoulder harnesses are lifted now, and those who appear to be with @AttorneyCrump are checking out the ride, taking pictures seat by seat. @MyNews13 #OrlandoFreeFall #ICONParkOrlando #tyresampson pic.twitter.com/Q9nXltBiM3— Ashleigh Mills (@AshleighMNews) April 5, 2022
Sampson fell from the 430-foot tower drop ride on March 24. He was transported to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.
The ride was closed following the incident, and an investigation into Sampson’s death is ongoing.
Crump did not say much to the media before departing.
“Other than George Floyd’s tragic torture video, I think this is the worse tragedy captured on video that I’ve ever seen," Crump said.
He also urged people to continue to pray for Sampson’s family.