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Several Boats Sink During Pro-Trump Parade On Lake In Texas

Several Boats Sink During Pro-Trump Parade On Lake In Texas

Several boats sank during a pro-Donald Trump parade in the US.

The 'Lake Travis Trump Boat Parade' took place in Texas yesterday (Saturday) afternoon and was organised as a 'way that Trump supporters can get out and express themselves without causing too much trouble or congestion in streets'.

However, supporters of the President came across a different kind of trouble than they might have anticipated, with strong waves sinking a number of vessels.

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Travis County Sheriff's Office said they received 'multiple calls' about boats in distress and firefighters had to pull numerous people out of the water.

Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services confirmed there were no reports of injuries or medical emergencies at the parade.

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Kristen Dark, a spokeswoman for Travis County Sheriff's Office, said there were 'too many variables' to determine what exactly happened.

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Speaking to The New York Times, she said: "We had an exceptional number of boats on the lake today. When they all started moving at the same time, it generated significant waves."

Steve Salinas, who helped organise the event, told the publication that the water was choppy and he saw boats of all shapes and sizes at the parade, from 60ft yachts to 8ft boats.

Numerous people had to be pulled from the water. Credit: PA
Numerous people had to be pulled from the water. Credit: PA
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The parade was organised to 'make a statement' ahead of the election. Credit: PA
The parade was organised to 'make a statement' ahead of the election. Credit: PA

He added: "You can have really great water one second, and it could get some pretty heavy swells in a matter of minutes. Once boats get on a lake, mother nature has its own plans."

More than 2,700 people said they were going to attend the parade on the event's Facebook page, but it is unclear how many turned up on the day.

A description of the event reads: "Boats of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to participate. Decorate your boats in patriotic colours and fly as many Trump flags as she can handle. Let's really make a statement!"

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No doubt the metaphor of a sinking ship isn't the statement they had in mind ahead of the election in November.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: US News, Donald Trump, Politics

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.