Boy, 14, dies falling off theme park ride as screaming witnesses watch in horror

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A young boy has tragically died falling from a drop ride at a theme park as screaming witnesses watched on in horror.

Terrifying footage caught the moment the lad fell from the plunging coaster and emergency services rushed to the scene.

It has been reported that the tragic 14-year-old was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries, Mirror reported.

Cops reported an emergency at the Orlando, Florida ICON Park on Thursday evening (March 24).

The rollercoaster is the world's tallest free-standing drop tower, according to the ICON Park website.

It is also home to the Orlando Slingshot – the largest slingshot ride in the world.

Brave riders are thrown around a tower as they rise high into the air.

Dawn Jankovic, 47, was last year found unresponsive next to her 17-year-old son on The Voyage ride at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari theme park.

The Ohio woman was treated at the scene but sadly died in hospital later on.

An autopsy revealed that the three causes of death were horrifically a combination of severe internal bleeding, the force of the rollercoaster and the tearing of an artery.

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"It was just a reaction her body had from riding the ride. It had nothing to do with a malfunction or anything, as far as safety and that type of thing," the coroner said.

Adding: "It had nothing to do with the ride itself, but it basically was just the force."

In Australia, a group of adults were crushed to death as their lazy river raft flipped on its side after smashing into another.

Monday is the fifth year anniversary of a devastating theme park tragedy which claimed the lives of Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low.

A pair of children miraculously managed to survive the fatal incident at Dreamworld Australia, which was caused by the Thunder River Rapids ride malfunctioning.

Following a four year investigation, Ardent Leisure which owns Australia's biggest theme park, was fined $3.6 million (£2 million) over the horrific deaths.

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