A boat parade in Texas in support of President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign ran into trouble on Saturday when several ships took in water or sank, authorities said.
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office “responded to multiple calls to boats in distress during the Trump Parade on Lake Travis,” it said on Twitter. “Several boats have sunk.”
There was no evidence of a bad game, said Kristen Dark, the sheriff’s spokeswoman. No injuries or medical emergencies were reported at the parade on Lake Travis, northwest of Austin.
“Some took in water, some stalled, some capsized, they were all different things,” said Dark.
Photos on Twitter showed boats hoisting Trump 2020 flags in choppy water, likely due to the large number of ships moving close together.
“There were an exceptional number of boats on the lake today,” Dark said, adding that authorities were still collecting data on how many boats were sunk and how many people were rescued.
More than 2,500 people identified themselves on Facebook as participants in the Lake Travis Trump Boat Parade, which, according to Dark, was three to five kilometers long.
The parade, held over the U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend, consisted of four parachutists jumping out of a helicopter with smoke and flags, according to the event’s Facebook page. The boats were asked to travel at 10 miles per hour.
Trump will face Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the November 3rd election.
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