Boats Sink At Trump Boat Parade In Texas
several boats sank Saturday at an event put on by Trump supporters near Austin, Texas.
When the hundreds of boats started moving together, their wakes created unexpected turbulence. Before long, the Travis County Sheriff's Office had received 15 distress calls. It received three more reports of boats taking on water from a local towing company.
"Almost immediately upon the parade going into motion, TCSO began receiving distress calls from boaters," the sheriff's office said in a press release. "The distress calls varied and included: boats taking on water, stalled engines, capsized boats and boats sinking."
Most of the boats taking on the water were able to be towed before they sank to the bottom of the lake. Ultimately, five boats did sink during the event. Three of those were recovered, but two remained submerged Sunday.