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Boats Sink At 'Trump Boat Parade' On Lake Travis

Trump supporters rally ahead of a visit by the president in Austin last year.
Trump supporters rally ahead of a visit by the president in Austin last year.

"Several" boats sank during a parade on Lake Travis in support of President Trump, a spokesperson from the Travis Country Sheriff's Office said. Austin-Travis County EMS tweetedthat "no injuries or medical emergencies" occurred as a result and that it would update if its assistance was requested.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office confirmed earlier Saturday it had received "multiple calls for boats in distress" at the "Trump Boat Parade."

"A few have sunk," Public Information Officer Kristen Dark told KUT.

As the presidential election has geared up, boat rallies have become popular events among Trump supporters. More than 8,000 people had responded to the Lake Travis event's Facebook page.

"Boats of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to participate," organizers wrote on the page.

Texas Republican leaders, including Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, began a Trump bus tour across the state this week as well. Texas has been a reliably Republican state for decades. But several polls show former Vice President Joe Biden in a virtual tie with Trump. That's led to increased spending by Democrats to win the state.

This post has been updated.