October 4, 2022

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American theme park drama: A boy (14) falls from a free-falling tower and dies

American theme park drama: A boy (14) falls from a free-falling tower and dies

A local news station reported that the victim fell from a fallen tower in ICON Park Fox 35† The height of the attraction is 131 meters, making it the highest in the world. It can accommodate thirty people at one time.

Visitors climb while spinning, after which they step forward for a while and then race in the free fall at 120 kilometers per hour.

Video footage circulating on social media shows the boy falling from the attraction shortly after the platform descended.

screaming and panicking

Eyewitnesses told Fox35 that they did not initially realize what was happening. “At first we thought that part of gravity had fallen off,” says one of them.

“Until we got close, we saw someone lying on the ground. Everyone was screaming and panicking.” The victim’s parents were standing downstairs and watching everything happen.

Emergency services flocked to the scene of the accident, which occurred around 11:15 p.m. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance. There he died of his injuries.

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It is not yet clear how the drama could unfold. The police and the attraction builder investigate the matter. The Free Fall Tower has only been open for a few months.

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