Horrifying audio from a 911 call suggests theme park workers failed to check a 14-year-old's seatbelt before he fell out of the ride to his death.
Tyre Sampson was killed after falling out of his seat on the Free Fall ride at Orlando's ICON theme park on Thursday (March 24).
And now a 911 call has shed light on how the sad incident, which saw the boy fall around 430 feet, occurred.
According to local reports, a woman who called emergency services can be heard telling emergency reponders: “They didn't secure the seatbelt on him.
“They're saying he's breathing, but he's not responsive.
“Looks like his arms are broken and his legs – I'm not sure (how far he fell), but it's the new ride, that's all the way high.
"The highest one and I don't know from where he fell.”
The woman also said that the boy had “blood on his feet”, and confirmed that nobody was able to give him CPR because he was a “heavy dude” who was laying on his stomach.
A video of the incident was shown during a police press conference on Friday.
According to Tyre's father Yarnell Sampson, the boy was 6ft 5 inches, and weight around 340 pounds – or just over 24 stone.
It has also been claimed that many other staff at various rides in the park had refused to allow him on due to his size, but the staff on the Free Fall ride waved him on.
Yarnell claimed Tyre told his friend he was “feeling uncomfortable” when the ride first started to move, and began to panic.
He allegedly said to his two friends next to him on the ride: “I don't know man, if I don't make it down, safely, can you please tell my momma and daddy that I love them.”
“For him to say something like that, he must have felt something,” the father added.
An investigation has been launched by both the theme park and the local police.
Orange County Sheriff John Mina said: “It appears to be just a terrible tragedy.
“We will see moving forward what that results in.
“Our prayers and thoughts are with the family – we can't imagine what they're going through.”
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