Man dies after falling from ropes course at Artegon Marketplace

Officials: Robert Belvoir fell 30 feet from Sky Trail ride


ORLANDO, Fla. – The family of a Lake Mary man who fell 30 feet to his death at an Orlando attraction spoke to Local 6 Thursday.

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Around 5 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said Robert Belvoir, 52, was at the highest point of the Sky Trail attraction at the Artegon Marketplace on International Drive when his harness somehow broke loose.

Belvoir was rushed to Dr. Phillips Hospital but later died from his injuries, according to authorities.

Family members said Belvoir was at the attraction with his 25-year-old daughter, a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

His daughter completed the course right before her father and then witnessed him plummet to the cement floor, officials said.

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"That could have been anybody, really. Could have been a friend of mine from school. Could have been our brother. He likes doing that stuff," said Brayan Ramirez.

"It's very sad because it's Christmas Eve. I can't even imagine that," said Marcio Boechat.

Local 6 was told by family members that Belvoir and his daughter were at Sky Trail celebrating Christmas one day early because she wanted to spend Christmas day with her boyfriend.

Sky Trail posted a statement on their Facebook page saying in part:

"We express our deepest condolences to the family of Robert Belvoir. We are cooperating with all investigations of the incident that took place (Wednesday) evening."

The mall was closed Thursday because of the Christmas holiday. A spokesperson said it would be up to state licensing officials if the attraction resumes as normal Friday.

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