Police say several boats have sunk and many are saddened during a nationwide mega parade for Labor Day week at Lake Travis, Texas.
- The Travis County Sheriff’s Office said it was responding to “many boats are in distress.”
- Many boats have sunk and many have sought help at Lake Travis in Texas.
- Dozens of ships gathered on the lake for the ‘Trump Boat Parade’
- No injuries or deaths were reported
Several boats have sunk and many are in trouble during the Trump boat parade at Lake Travis, Texas, officials said.
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that it was disturbing several boats on the lake, 20 miles northwest of Asin.
Officials said they received calls from all sides of the parade route, including Paradise Cove, West Beach, Point Venture and Horst Creek. KVUU.
No injuries or deaths were reported until 3 p.m. local time.
Several boats sank during a Trump boat parade at Lake Travis, Texas, and many are in “trouble,” officials said.
Event organizers invited boats of all sizes and shapes to take part in Saturday’s Flotilla and encouraged people to decorate their boats in patriotic colors and Trump flags.
During the parade, part of the President’s life-size was seen on a pontoon boat on Lake Travis.
Officials said they were unable to confirm how many boats they needed help with or received too many calls.
The EMS in Stin-Travis County also confirmed that it had not received a medical emergency call and was therefore not assisting on the lake.
ATCMS has not been asked to respond to any of them. If that changes, we’ll provide an update, “he said in a statement on Twitter.
The organizers of the event extended the parade Facebook, Trump supporters and boats of ‘every shape and size’ are invited to participate.
“Decorate your boats in patriotic colors and let as many Trump flags as they can fly,” the post said.
Hundreds of boats are believed to have gathered on the lake in support of the president on Saturday.
According to the event page, more than 2,500 people planned to attend and more than 5,800 people showed interest.
It is unclear how many boats set out for the parade, however, with photos from social media crowds gathering on the road to view the huge float.
The parade will begin at 11.30am and end at Emerald Point at 2pm.
The sheriff’s office said the first call came about 12.15pm, minutes after the parade began.
Meanwhile, similar boat parades in support of the president spread across the country, including New Jersey and Iowa, during Labor Day weekend.
This is a developing story. More to come.
Iowa: The Trump boat parade was held on the Mississippi River near Bettendorf, Iowa on Saturday.
New Jersey: Many Trump supporters gather for Flotilla at Barnegate Bay, NJ