A Texas boat parade in help of President Donald Trump’s reelection marketing campaign bumped into hassle on Saturday, as a number of vessels took on water or sank, authorities mentioned.
The Travis County Sheriff’s Workplace “responded to a number of calls involving boats in misery throughout the Trump parade on Lake Travis,” it mentioned on Twitter. “A number of boats did sink.”
There was no proof of foul play, sheriff’s workplace spokeswoman Kristen Darkish mentioned. No accidents or medical emergencies have been reported on the parade on Lake Travis, positioned northwest of Austin.
“Some have been taking over water, some have been stalled, some have been capsizing, it was all kinds of various things,” Darkish mentioned.
Images on Twitter confirmed boats flying Trump 2020 flags in uneven water, doubtless brought on by the big variety of vessels transferring carefully collectively.
“There have been an distinctive variety of boats on the lake immediately,” Darkish mentioned, including authorities have been nonetheless gathering information on what number of boats sank and the way many individuals have been rescued.
Greater than 2,500 folks marked themselves on Fb as having attended the Lake Travis Trump Boat Parade, which Darkish mentioned was two to 3 miles (three to 5 kilometers) lengthy.
The parade, happening over the US Labor Day vacation weekend, was to function 4 parachutists leaping out of a helicopter with smoke and flags, in response to the occasion’s Fb web page. Boats have been requested to journey at 10 miles per hour.
Trump faces Democratic challenger Joe Biden within the November 3 election.
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