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Mon Sep 07 00:05:42

The weather was calm, the atmosphere festive. Which made it all the more surprising when several boats sank Saturday at an event put on by Trump supporters near Austin, Texas.

"Decorate your boats in patriotic colors and fly as many Trump flags as she can handle!" the Facebook page for the Lake Travis Trump Boat Parade encouraged. "Let's really make a statement!"

The statement wasn't what they intended. When the hundreds of boats started moving together, their wakes created unexpected turbulence. Before long, the Travis County Sheriff's Office had received 15 distress calls. It received three more reports of boats taking on water from a local towing company.

"Almost immediately upon the parade going into motion, TCSO began receiving distress calls from boaters," the sheriff's office said in a press release. "The distress calls varied and included: boats taking on water, stalled engines, capsized boats and boats sinking."

Most of the boats taking on water were able to be towed before they sank to the bottom of the lake, the sheriff's office said. Ultimately, five boats did sink during the event. Three of those were recovered, but two remained submerged Sunday.

There were no injuries among those who called for help, the sheriff's office said. The office said it found "no evidence of foul play."

One of the boats inundated with water was carrying several pro-Trump flags, including one with the message "Make the liberals cry again." According to photographer Bob Daemmrich, that boat did not capsize.

Firefighters pulled "numerous" people out of the water, Braden Frame, president of the Lake Travis Fire Fights Association, told The New York Times.

Several pro-Trump boat parades took place over the weekend, including those in waters near Washington, D.C., San Diego, Erie, Penn., Gainesville, Ga., the South Shore of Massachusetts, Prescott, Wis., and in Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma.


Well not really because nobody died. Stupid socialists stole money from hardworking billionaires to fund firefighters and rescue staff. Should've let those fuckers drown.
Mon Sep 07 07:34:28
Mon Sep 07 07:38:22
I heard today that the US budget deficit is now the highest since WW2. This means cuts in welfare (firefighters, rescue workers, police, health care, infrastructure etc) and the need to raise taxes.
Average Ameriacn
Mon Sep 07 07:44:50
Read my lips: no new taxes!
Mon Sep 07 10:11:41
from the picturrs I seen the water looked way to choppy, perhaps too many people fucking around with the motors in such a close proximity played a role.
large member
Mon Sep 07 10:14:59
That is what happens when you let GOP tards control maritime policy.
Mon Sep 07 10:23:52
It does seem common sense to anyone who has operated a motor boat that when running they disrupt the water, even a single boat flying passed you will rock your boat, multiply that by hundreds in a small area.....
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