Several ships sink during Trump supporters’ boat parade in Texas – National


A spokesperson for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office in Texas said “several” boats sank on Saturday as they participated in a parade in support of US President Donald Trump.”We have responded to several calls from boats in distress, several of them sank”, but there are no reports of fatalities or injuries and investigators have not determined how many boats sank on the river. lake near Austin, according to sheriff spokesman Kristen Dark.

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Dark said the case was under investigation, but there was no indication of an intentional act.

“We have no reason to suspect foul play in any of these events,” Dark said.

A boat is engulfed in the waves of the great wakes of a flotilla of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, during a parade of boats on Lake Travis near Lakeway, Texas, United States, September 5, 2020.

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Dark said weather conditions were generally calm and meteorologist Paul Yura of the National Weather Service in Austin / San Antonio said there was no storm in the area at the time and the winds were generally 16 km / h or less.

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“The lake should be quite navigable, with no problem at these wind speeds,” said Yura.

Lake Travis is a reservoir of approximately 19,000 acres (7,689 hectares) approximately 12 miles (19 kilometers) northwest of Austin.

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