A ship parade in help of US President Donald Trump crowded Lake Travis in Texas on Saturday, producing waves and uneven waters that led at the very least 4 boats to sink and others to crash into rocks, native officers mentioned, including that nobody was harm.
“That was truly an exceptional number of boats,” mentioned Kristen Dark, public info officer for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, whose deputies patrol the lake. “Several of the boats did sink.”
Lake Travis is a reservoir on the Colorado river that could be a well-liked spot for boating, fishing, swimming and different leisure actions.
Dark mentioned further officers had been deployed given expectations that the “Lake Travis Trump Boat Parade” would enhance the variety of vessels on the water, however that they nonetheless obtained a lot of misery calls.
“When they all started moving at once it generated wakes,” Dark mentioned.
The occasion had been marketed on Facebook, calling for boats of “all shapes and sizes” to take part and for homeowners to embellish their vessels in “patriotic colors and fly as many Trump flags as she can handle.”
Despite the incidents, no accidents or medical emergencies had been reported, mentioned Christa Stedman, a spokeswoman for Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services.
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