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Trump Boat Parade Caused 5 Boats To Sink On Austin Lake—Not Weather, Sheriff’s Office Says

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The reason five boats sank on Lake Travis near Austin, Texas during a boat parade in support of President Donald Trump on Saturday was because of dangerous conditions the boat parade caused, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Sunday, stating that, “weather conditions on Lake Travis were calm.”

Trump Boat Parade

A similar Trump boat parade took place in Jacksonville, Florida, pictured here in June 2020.

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KEY FACTS

Boats that congregated close to one another on the lake led to large waves caused by the boats’ wakes, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office said.

Those waves caused five boats to sink in the lake early Saturday afternoon, after the parade started at around 12 p.m. Central time.

At least three other boats reported taking on water, the Sheriff’s Office said, reporting they responded to 15 distress calls from 12:15 p.m. to 1:53 p.m. Saturday.

No one was injured, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The “Lake Travis Trump Boat Parade” was well-attended, with hundreds of boats on the lake and around 2,700 responding that they went to the event, according to its Facebook page.

CRITICAL QUOTE

“Weather conditions on Lake Travis were calm. When the large number of boats began moving together, the wakes generated large waves in areas where participating boats were dense. TCSO has found no evidence of foul play associated with any of the incidents,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

KEY BACKGROUND

The event encouraged boaters to “Decorate your boats in patriotic colors and fly as many Trump flags as she can handle,” saying the goal was to “really make a statement” while out on the water. Trump-themed boat parades are becoming increasingly popular, with similar events recently taking place in Florida and New Jersey.

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