Falls from Mardi Gras-season parade floats hurt 2

1:50 AM, Feb 24, 2014   |    comments
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A spokeswoman for New Orleans Emergency Medical Services says two men were injured after falling from floats during a Mardi Gras-season parade.

EMS spokeswoman Liz Belcher says the first man fell from a float in the Krewe of Alla parade about 4:15 p.m. Sunday and was in stable condition at a hospital. Belcher says the second man fell from a separate, double-decker float about 5:30 p.m. and was taken to the city's trauma center in critical condition. The hospital later told her that he had been stabilized. She did not have the men's names or ages.

Dozens of parades roll in New Orleans for two weeks leading up to Mardi Gras, which falls on March 4 this year. Three rolled Sunday.

Associated Press

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