In late March 2022, 14-year-old Tyre Sampson fell from the FreeFall drop tower at ICON Park in Orlando, Florida, authorities said. The FreeFall takes riders up and then drops them nearly 400 feet at speeds that reach more than 75 mph. Tyre came out of his seat when the magnets engaged to slow the ride during the descent ,according to a report based on ride employee witnesses.
The report filed by the operator with the fair rides division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, stated, "Harness was still in a down and locked position when the ride stopped."
There have also been questions whether Tyre may have been too large to be allowed on the ride. Tyre's father raised that question, saying, "My son was 6'5", 340. So, he's a big guy."
According to the ride's operations and maintenance manual, which has been posted online by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the maximum passenger weight is 130 kilograms (approximately 287 pounds).
The manual states, "Be careful when seeing if large guests fit into the seats. Check that they fit within the contours of the seat and the bracket fits properly. If this is not so – Do not let this person ride." Jamiel Lynch, Leyla Santiago, and Sara Weisfeldt "Accident report in teen's Florida park ride death says seat was locked" https://edition.cnn.com/2022/03/29/us/florida-park-teen-death-accident-report/index.html (Apr. 01, 2022).