Memorial grows for teen who fatally fell from Orlando drop tower as supporters call for action

Strangers came by to show their support

Memorial to Tyre Sampson, 14, outside the Orlando FreeFall (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Supporters of 14-year-old Tyre Sampson said there are more questions than answers after Sampson’s spring break trip ended in tragedy.

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For hours Monday, complete strangers called for action and showed their support at the ride where Sampson died.

They want results after the 14-year-old died last week, when he fell from Orlando’s FreeFall ride at ICON Park last Thursday.

Tyre’s family has hired high-profile lawyers Benjamin Crump and Bob Hilliard to represent them as the investigation into what happened continues.

Meantime ICON park has notified the owner of the Orlando FreeFall to suspend the operation of that ride, and of nearby Orlando SlingShot until the attractions are proven to be safe by authorities.

About the Author:

Jerry Askin is an Atlanta native who came to News 6 in March 2018 with an extensive background in breaking news.