5 boats sink in pro-Trump boat parade on lake in Texas


A boat parade to show support for President Trump, ends with five boats sank over the Labor Day weekend.

It happened around noon Saturday on Lake Travis, west of Austin Texas.

A press release from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office says, “Almost immediately upon the parade going into motion, TCSO began receiving distress calls from boaters. The first call came in at 12:15 pm, and the last distress call associated with the parade came in a 1:53 pm. The distress calls varied and included: boats taking on water, stalled engines, capsized boats and boats sinking. TCSO responded to 15 distress calls and received three additional reports of boats taking on water from a local towing company.”

The sheriff’s report says five boats ultimately sunk. Three boats were towed out and two remained submerged as on Monday.

The report says conditions on the lake were calm however; the large number of boats moving together in tight formation created a large wake, which swamped the boats. No one was injured.