Multiple vessels sink at pro-Trump boat parade in Texas as MAGA flotillas appear across US

More than 2,000 people were scheduled to attend the parade on Lake Travis 

Danielle Zoellner
Sunday 06 September 2020 15:13
Helicopters arrive to help boaters in distress on Lake Travis

Multiple boats have sank and several made distress calls during a "Trump Boat Parade” in Texas, according to law enforcement.

Boats reportedly ran into trouble around 1:20pm (CDT) with several 911 calls made about vessels in distress. Other boats were reportedly sinking while sailing the parade route on Lake Travis.

A spokesperson with the Travis County Sheriff’s department confirmed to CBS Austin that multiple boats have been sinking on the lake.

There was no details about the precise number of boats in distress.

A Facebook page for the event showed that more than 2,000 people were scheduled to attend the parade. An additional 5,000 people said they were interested.

The event encouraged boat owners to bring “boats of all shapes and sizes” to participate in the parade.

Trump memorabilia, such as Make America Great Again flags and Trump/Pence signs, as well as American flags were pictured on many boats in attendance.

This was not the only boat parade taking place over the Labour Day holiday weekend.

Choctawhatchee Bay in the Emerald Coast region of Florida was also packed with hundreds of boats filled with Trump supporters eager to show their love for the president. These boats also were decorated with Trump signs and American flags.

Entitled the Emerald Coast Florida Trump Flotilla, the group of boats went towards Navare to join another boat parade in an effort to break the Guinness Book of World Records’ “World’s Largest Boat Parade”.

A pro-Trump boat parade at Toms River on the Jersey Shore also launched on Saturday morning in an effort to break the world record.

Currently, a 2014 celebration in Malaysia holds the Guinness world record for the largest boat parade in history after 1,180 boats gathered.

Guinness was reviewing a potential record-setter from August’s gathering in Clearwater, Florida, according to The Tampa Bay Times.

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