‘Several’ Boats Sink, Many More Are ‘In Distress’ At A Trump Boat Parade On Lake Travis, Texas

Police with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office say several boats have sunk and officials are responding to “many boats in distress” at a Trump Boat Parade on Lake Travis, Texas, located 20 miles northwest of Austin.

Authorities said they have received multiple 911 calls on Saturday from throughout the parade route including Paradise Cove, West Beach, Point Venture and Hurst Creek, according to KVUE.

Calls began coming in at 1:20 p.m., KVUE reported.

No injuries or deaths have been reported as of 3 pm, local time.

Organizers of the event had promoted the parade on Facebook, inviting boats of “all shapes and sizes” to participate.

“Decorate your boats in patriotic colors and fly as many Trump flags as she can handle,” the post read.

More than 2,500 people planned to attend and more than 5,800 were interested, according to the event page.

It is unclear how many boats turned out for the parade however, social media photos and videos showed hundreds of boats on the lake before the incident.

There was another report of a boat fire near a another gathering of pro-Trump boaters in Thompson bay, about 150 miles south of Las Vegas, NV.


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