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Boats participating in a Trump support parade sink in Texas, officials say

Boats flying flags honoring President Donald Trump crowd Lake Travis during a boat parade Saturday that attracted hundreds of watercraft of all sizes. Bob Daemmrich for CNN

(CNN) — Several boats taking part in a Trump support parade on Lake Travis in Texas have sunk, officials said Saturday.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that it responded to multiple calls involving boats in distress during the parade.

“Several boats did sink,” the TCSO tweet said.

Kristen Dark, the senior public information officer for the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, told CNN that officials were responding to “many emergency calls for boats in distress” and confirmed that several have sunk.

A Facebook page for the event said more than 2,600 people planned to attend.

There was no immediate information on injuries.

Lake Travis is northwest of Austin.

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