Police say several boats have sunk and several are in distress in a Trump Boat Parade in Lake Travis, Texas during the statewide MAGA parade for Labor Day weekend
- The Travis County sheriff’s office said it was responding to “many boats in distress”.
- Several boats have sunk and several have called for help at Lake Travis, Texas
- Dozens of ships gathered on the lake for a ‘Trump Boat Parade’
- No injuries or deaths were reported
Several boats have sunk and several are in distress at a Trump Boat Parade on Lake Travis, Texas, authorities said.
The Travis County Sheriff’s office said Saturday it was responding to “many boats in distress” on the lake, which is 20 miles northwest of Austin.
According to KVUE, authorities have received calls from the entire parade route, including Paradise Cove, West Beach, Point Venture and Hurst Creek.
No injuries or deaths were reported as of 3 p.m. local time.
Several boats have sunk and several are in distress at a Trump Boat Parade on Lake Travis, Texas, authorities said
The event organizers had invited boats of all sizes and shapes to join the flotilla on Saturday and encouraged people to decorate their boats in patriotic colors and Trump flags
A life-size section of the President was seen aboard a pontoon boat on Lake Travis during the parade
Authorities said they were unable to confirm how many boats are in need of help or have sunk due to the overwhelming number of calls they have received.
Austin-Travis County’s EMS also confirmed that it has not received calls regarding medical emergencies and is therefore not helping at the lake.
‘ATCEMS was not asked to respond to any of them. If this changes, we will provide an update, “said a statement on Twitter.
The event organizers had advertised the parade on Facebook and invited Trump supporters and boats of all sizes and shapes to participate.
“Decorate your boats in patriotic colors and hoist as many Trump flags as it can handle,” read the post.
Hundreds of boats are believed to have gathered on the lake on Saturday to support the president
According to the event website, more than 2,500 people were planned and more than 5,800 were interested.
It is unclear how many boats turned out for the parade. However, social media photos show large crowds gathering along the route to watch the great flotilla go by.
The parade was supposed to start at 11:30 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. at Emerald Point.
The sheriff’s office said it received the first call around 12:15 p.m. minutes after the parade began.
Meanwhile, similar boat parades were held in support of the president across the country, including New Jersey and Iowa during Labor Day Weekend.
This is a developing story. There’s more to come.
IOWA: A Trump Boat Parade was held on the Mississippi River near Bettendorf, Iowa on Saturday
NEW JERSEY: Several Trump supporters also gathered for a flotilla in Barnegat Bay, NJ