Several boats sink and multiple are in 'distress' at Trump Boat Parade on Lake Travis, Texas  | Daily Mail Online

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

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

Police have received calls for help all along the parade route including on Paradise Cove, West Beach, Point Venture and Hurst Creek, according to KVUE

No injuries or deaths have been reported.

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

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

Police said several boats have sunk and multiple are 'in distress' all along the parade route

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

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

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

Authorities said they have been unable to confirm how many boats are in need of help or have sunk due to the overwhelming amount of calls they've received. 

The Austin-Travis County EMS also confirmed it has not received any calls regarding medical emergencies and therefore is not assisting at the lake.   

'ATCEMS has not been requested to respond to any of them. If this changes, we’ll provide an update', they said in a statement on Twitter.

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

Several boats capsized in the huge wakes from hundreds of boats in the Trump Boat Parade in Texas, Lakeway

The Travis County Sheriff's Office on Saturday said it's responding to 'many boats in distress' at a massive flotilla on the lake located 20 miles northwest of Austin

Police have received calls for help all along the parade route including on Paradise Cove, West Beach, Point Venture and Hurst Creek, according to KVUE . Problems in Trump Boat Parade in Texas, Lakeway

The multiple boats created high, powerful waves that sunk some of the smaller boats 

A large gold boat with flags is seen battling against the waves 

The Travis County Sheriff's department said it has received multiple calls of boats sinking, but no injuries have been reported 

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

Organizers of the event had invited boats of 'all shapes and sizes' to participate in Saturday's flotilla and encouraged people to decorate their boats in patriotic colors and Trump flags 

A life-sized cut-out of the president was seen aboard a pontoon boat on Lake Travis during the parade

Organizers of the event had promoted the parade on Facebook, inviting Trump supporters and boats of 'all shapes and sizes' to participate.

'Decorate your boats in patriotic colors and fly as many Trump flags as she can handle,' the post read. 

More than 2,500 people planned to attend and more than 5,800 were interested, according to the event page.

It is unclear how many boats turned out for the parade however, social media photos showed large crowds gathering along the route to watch what appeared to be hundreds of vessels sail by. 

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

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

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

The parade was scheduled to kick off at 11.30am and end at Emerald Point at 2pm. 

The sheriff's office said it received the first call around 12.15pm, minutes after the parade began.   

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

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

This is a developing story. More to come. 

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