Medical emergency delays Reds opening day parade
CINCINNATI — The Findlay Market opening day parade was momentarily delayed Tuesday after a medical emergency occurred along its route.
The emergency took place on Race Street with just a few floats left to pass around 1:45 p.m. It occurred during a large gap in the parade process, causing a slight delay and some to believe that the parade was over. Many parade-goers began to leave as a result.
WCPO learned that the person who received medical attention was conscious at the scene. No other details were immediately available.
The parade started at noon on Tuesday at the top of Race Street near Findlay Market, headed south on Race and turned east on 5th Street. Despite the halt in movement and the delay, the parade finished its route near the Taft Theater shortly after 2 p.m. as scheduled.
The 2022 parade marked the Reds’ first opening day parade since the pandemic ruined plans in 2020 and 2021. It featured familiar faces such as Hall of Famer Barry Larkin and announcer of the Reds Marty Brennaman. The parade also featured over 130 organizations.
The Reds are scheduled to begin their two-game home opener against the Cleveland Guardians at 4:10 p.m. Before the game begins, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will throw the first pitch to head coach Zac Taylor. Bengals wide receiver and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Ja’Marr Chase will also present Reds second baseman Jonathan India with his NL Rookie of the Year award.