‘Several’ boats sink and multiple are ‘in distress’ at a Trump Boat Parade on Lake Travis, Texas
Several boats have sunk and multiple are ‘in distress’ at a Trump Boat Parade on Lake Travis, Texas, authorities said.
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday said it’s responding to ‘many boats in distress’ on the lake, located 20 miles northwest of Austin.
Authorities said they have received calls from throughout the parade route including Paradise Cove, West Beach, Point Venture and Hurst Creek, according to KVUE.
No injuries or deaths have been reported.
Several boats have sunk and multiple are ‘in distress’ at a Trump Boat Parade on Lake Travis, Texas, authorities said
Dozens of boats gathered on the lake on Saturday in support of the president
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 large crowds gathering along the route to watch them sail by.
The parade was scheduled to kick off at 11.30am and end at Emerald Point at 2pm.
The sheriff’s office said it received the first call around 12.15, minutes after the parade began.
This is a developing story. More to come.