Mayor issues statement on Endymion death

Chris Miller
February 22, 2020 - 10:21 pm
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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell reacted to the death of a parade goer during the Krewe of Endymion parade Saturday night.

"To be confronted with such tragedy a second time at the height of our Carnival celebrations seems an unimaginable burden to bear," the mayor said.

"The City and the people of New Orleans will come together, we will grieve together, and we will perservere together."

The death  is the second incident this year, involved a parade goer cushed to death when caught between sections of a tandem float.

The mayor ordered a suspension of all tandem-linked floats for the remainder of Mardi Gras 2020.

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