The incident on the lake provoked the fact that all boats began to move at the same time. As a result, a strong wave was formed, which sank some of the boats, writes Reuters. It is noted that several more ships crashed on stones. Nobody was hurt as a result of the accident.
As the newspaper notes, Lake Travis is a popular reservoir on the Colorado River, which is often used for boating, fishing and other recreational activities. State officials expected the event to generate great interest among spectators and participants, so they pulled more officers to the venue.
All owners of ships, regardless of their size, were encouraged to participate in the boat parade the day before. The boats were proposed to be painted in the patriotic colors of the American flag.