A worker disguised as Father Christmas fell off a procession float yesterday morning in Armilla, just outside the city of Granada.
It was a little after midday when the emergency number 112 received a call to say that Santa had had an accident… No doubt there was the temptation to tell the caller to pull the other one.
But no, a Town Hall employee in a moment of unbridled zeal took a dive half way along Avenida Poniente, not far from the Town Hall itself. According to eyewitness, Santa suffered a two-metre fall after catching his foot on the raised, deck surrounding.
An ambulance was despatched, along with the Guardia Civil, the Policía Local and about a dozen elves. Unfortunately, Santa had a nasty gash on his scalp so he was taken to the nearby PTS general hospital in the city. His condition is said to be not serious.
(News: Armilla, Metropolitan Area, Granada, Andalucia)