Theme park worker falls to death from world's tallest swing ride

  • Theme park worker falls to death from world's tallest swing ride

Theme park worker falls to death from world's tallest swing ride

An Orlando tourist attraction built for fun and laughter turned into a tragic scene Monday morning.

According to local media reports, the ICON Park worker was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Centre shortly after 7.40am, where he was pronounced dead.

Just before 8 a.m., rescue crews responded to the StarFlyer attraction at ICON Park, NBC affiliate WESH reported.

Stine said the ride will be closed as authorities investigate the fatal incident.

Orange County officials named the victim on Monday afternoon, following notification of his next of kin.

The Director of Sales and Marketing for the attraction, John Stein, told FOX 35 that the ride does undergo maintenance and a safety inspection daily. It's extremely sad. But we're holding up and supporting each other, ' Stine said.

The 450-foot ride, which is described as a "family-friendly high thrill experience", runs between three and four minutes and sits 24 people, with no age or weight limit.

A 21-year-old Florida amusement-park worker has fallen to his death while performing a routine safety check on what's billed as the world's tallest swing ride.