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Terrifying! A 14-year-old died Thursday night after falling from the ‘Free Fall’ amusement ride at ICON Park in Orlando.

The ‘Free Fall’ ride is right off of International Drive by The giant ferris wheel nicknamed the Eye. The incident happened shortly after 11 p.m. after receiving a 911 emergency call.

When police arrived witnesses said they saw someone fall at the “Free Fall” attraction. The teenager was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. The ride just opened on Jan. 5, 2022.

According to a news release issued, “The Orlando FreeFall™ at ICON Park stands at 430 feet, making it the world’s tallest free-standing drop tower. Thirty riders at a time can embrace the beautiful sites of ICON Park and I-Drive as the ride vehicle rotates around the gigantic tower and rises high into the skyline. Once the ride vehicle reaches the top, it’ll tilt forward 30 degrees and face the ground for a brief moment before free falling nearly 400 feet at speeds reaching over 75 mph.”

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