The autopsy results of the teen who fell from an amusement park ride in Orlando show sad new facts

The autopsy of a teen who died after falling off a ride at an Orlando amusement park showed how bad his injuries were and that he weighed 96 pounds more than the ride's weight limit.

The report, which came out on Monday, said that Tyre Samson, who was 14 at the time, hurt his head, neck, and torso when he fell from the FreeFall attraction at ICON Park in March. He also had internal injuries.

Samson weighed 383 pounds, which was a lot more than the 287-pound weight limit for the ride.

An autopsy revealed 14-year-old Tyre Samson suffered internal injuries along with trauma to his head, neck and torso injuries after falling from the FreeFall ride at ICON Park in Orlando, Florida in March.
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The autopsy showed Samson was almost 100 pounds over the ride’s weight limit.
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“Be careful when seeing if large guests fit into the seats,” a manual for the attraction states. “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.”

Officials said that Samson slipped out of his safety harness and crashed to the ground in front of shocked people.

His death was caught on video, which went viral very quickly.

The football star was staying with family friends in Florida while he was on a trip from Missouri.

Family and friends of Tyre Samson leaving items at a memorial for the teenager at ICON Park on March 28, 2022.
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Authorities have found that Samson's harness was changed before the ride started so that he could fit in the seat.

His family is suing a number of people who had something to do with the accident, saying that Samson's death could have been avoided.

His friends told the police that because he was so big, he had been turned away from other rides the day he died.


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