Tyre Sampson is a 14-year-old St. Louis County boy who was killed Thursday night when he fell from an amusement park ride in Orlando.
Tire died in the wake of falling from the 430-foot Orlando FreeFall ride at ICON Park around 11 p.m. Eastern time.
He was at the entertainment mecca with football colleagues celebrating spring break.
Tyre, a 6-foot-5-inch, 325-pound eighth-grader, was a straight student who was anticipating playing football for the East St. Louis Flyers this fall.
He likewise played for Bad Boyz, a broadly positioned youth football program situated in St. Louis.
Tyre was an understudy at City of Garden Montessori School in St. Louis. In a letter shipped off families, school chairmen communicated sympathies to his loved ones.
On Monday, advocates will be at the school assisting students and staff with adapting to unexpected loss.
Who fell off the Ride in Orlando?
Sampson fell from a ride taller than the Statue of Liberty along a busy street in the heart of Orlando’s tourist district.
As per Jones, Sampson lived in St. Louis County and was planned to go to East St. Louis High School in the fall.
Analysts researching the demise will investigate whether it was deliberate or unplanned, the sheriff said. In light of what police have realized up to this point, “it appears to be a terrible tragedy,” Mina said. The investigation is still open.