78-year-old man falls off float during 2024 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates

TAMPA (WFLA) — A man fell from a float during the 2024 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates, causing the parade to stall for 25 minutes on Saturday.

According to Tampa Fire Rescue, a 78-year-old man fell 15 feet from a float during the parade at around 4:20 p.m. on Bayshore Boulevard and South Boulevard.

Due to the situation being a trauma alert, medical personnel avoided moving the man while rendering aid, leading to the parade stoppage.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

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