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Texas Trump Boat Parade Led To Several Boats Sinking - 2020-09-05

F0.png Texas Trump Boat Parade Led To Several Boats Sinking September 5, 2020, Jane Lytvynenko, BuzzFeed News

A county sheriff spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that their office responded to "many emergency calls for boats in distress" during the parade.

Emergency services in Texas responded to distress calls about a Trump boat parade in Austin on Saturday, with police saying that "several" boats sank. "I can confirm that we responded to many emergency calls for boats in distress during the parade," a spokesperson for the Travis County Sheriff's Office told BuzzFeed News. "Several boats did sink. I'm not able to give exact numbers."

It's not clear how many boats were on the water on Lake Travis, Texas, but the Facebook event showed over 2,600 confirmed attendees. Photos and videos from the event show dozens of boats on the lake in clear weather. At least one boat was pictured being swamped by big waves.

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{{cite news | first = Jane | last = Lytvynenko | title = Texas Trump Boat Parade Led To Several Boats Sinking | url = https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/trump-boat-parade-texas-sink | work = BuzzFeed News | date = September 5, 2020 | accessdate = September 22, 2020 }}