The boat carrying the King and Queen of Zulu and krewe members crashed into the landing gate Monday (March 4). No one was injured.
They were aboard a U.S. Coast Guard cutter that sounded its emergency horn as officers forced everyone back from the side of the rail. The boat’s right side then crashed into a cement barrier. The king, queen and the krewe were able to exit the boat and continue onto Woldenberg Park.
The parade rolls Uptown at 8:00 a.m. Mardi Gras day. King Zulu George V. Rainey selected granddaughter Kailyn Lilly Rainey, a 19-year-old Louisiana State University sophomore, as the 2019 Queen of Zulu.
Photographer David Grunfeld contributed to this report.
Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported that the boat hit a landing in Algiers. It struck a landing on the east bank.