AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Five boats sank during a parade for the re-election of President Donald Trump on the choppy waters of a Texas lake Saturday and there were no injuries, officials said.
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday said it responded to multiple “boats in distress” on Lake Travis in the afternoon. Images and video from the parade showed large waves on the lake while dozens of boats flew flags in support of Trump.READ MORE: 'Wow, There Goes The Ground': North Texan Wally Funk Shares Story Of Her Dream Journey Into Space
Authorities confirmed Sunday that five boats sank. Three boats were able to be towed back to shore, while two others were still at the bottom of the lake, according to officials.
There were no injuries or deaths reported.READ MORE: Texas' Latest COVID-19 Wave Climbing Steeper Than Past Waves, State Health Leaders Say
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said, “We have no reason to suspect foul play in any of these.”
Officials said the weather was calm during the event but that the dozens of boats created large waves, which is believed to have led to the incidents.MORE NEWS: 11 Dead, More Than A Dozen Injured After Overloaded Van Carrying Migrants Crashes In South Texas
KEYE reported the calls about sinking boats came in the areas of Paradise Cove, Emerald Point and West Beach at the lake.