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At the Trump Boat Parade on Lake Travis, Texas, several boats sink and several are in "distress"


Several boats have sunk and several are in distress at a Trump Boat Parade on Lake Travis, Texas, authorities said.

The Travis County Sheriff's office said Saturday it was responding to "many boats in distress" in a massive flotilla on the lake, located 20 miles northwest of Austin.

According to KVUE, police have received calls for help along the entire parade route, including at Paradise Cove, West Beach, Point Venture and Hurst Creek.

No injuries or deaths were reported.

Several boats had to be towed in Lake Travis, Texas after they sank during a Trump Boat Parade Saturday

Hundreds of boats turned out in support of the President on Lake Travis on the western edge of Austin for a massive flotilla

Hundreds of boats turned out in support of the President on Lake Travis on the western edge of Austin for a massive flotilla

Police said several boats had sunk and several were in distress along the entire parade route

Police said several boats had sunk and several were in distress along the entire parade route

Rescuers were seen bringing passengers to safety near Emerald Point after their boat was flooded with water.

Lake Travis, a reservoir on the Colorado River, is at times known for its dangerous sailing conditions and has caused dozens of boating accidents over the years.

According to Texas Parks & Wildlife, a total of 29 boating deaths were reported on the 65-mile-long lake in 2018.

Authorities said they were unable to confirm how many boats are in need of help or have sunk due to the overwhelming number of calls they have received.

Austin-Travis County's EMS also confirmed that it has not received calls regarding medical emergencies and is therefore not helping at the lake.

& # 39; ATCEMS was not asked to respond to any of them. If this changes, we will provide an update, "said a statement on Twitter.

The Travis County Sheriff's Department said it had received multiple calls from sinking boats, but no injuries were reported

The Travis County Sheriff's Department said it had received multiple calls from sinking boats, but no injuries were reported

The boat parade was one of several Trump supporters held across the country on Labor Day Weekend

The boat parade was one of several Trump supporters held across the country on Labor Day Weekend

The event organizers had invited boats of all sizes and shapes to join the flotilla on Saturday and encouraged people to decorate their boats in patriotic colors and Trump flags

A boat sails by waving multiple Trump 2020 flags during the parade

The event organizers had invited boats of all sizes and shapes to join the flotilla on Saturday and encouraged people to decorate their boats in patriotic colors and Trump flags

A life-size section of the President was seen aboard a pontoon boat on Lake Travis during the parade

A life-size section of the President was seen aboard a pontoon boat on Lake Travis during the parade

The event organizers had advertised the parade on Facebook and invited Trump supporters and boats of all sizes and shapes to participate.

"Decorate your boats in patriotic colors and hoist as many Trump flags as it can handle," read the post.

According to the event website, more than 2,500 people were planned and more than 5,800 were interested.

It is unclear how many boats turned out for the parade. However, social media photos showed large crowds gathering along the route to watch hundreds of ships go by.

Hundreds of boats are believed to have gathered on the lake on Saturday to support the president

Hundreds of boats are believed to have gathered on the lake on Saturday to support the president

IOWA: A Trump Boat Parade was held on the Mississippi River near Bettendorf, Iowa on Saturday

IOWA: A Trump Boat Parade was held on the Mississippi River near Bettendorf, Iowa on Saturday

NEW JERSEY: Several Trump supporters also gathered for a flotilla in Barnegat Bay, NJ

NEW JERSEY: Several Trump supporters also gathered for a flotilla in Barnegat Bay, NJ

The parade was supposed to start at 11:30 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. at Emerald Point.

The sheriff's office said it received the first call around 12:15 p.m. minutes after the parade began.

Meanwhile, similar boat parades were held across the country in support of the president, including New Jersey and Iowa for Labor Day Weekend.

An estimated 2,000 to 2,500 boats were due to launch from Barnegat Bay near the Toms River in a massive flotilla paying tribute to law enforcement and the president, the New York Post reported.

This is a developing story. There's more to come.