Portland, Oregon’s ABC News affiliate reports:
Caught on video on Sunday, a boat sank on the Willamette River after waves overtook it and filled it with water. This all happened on the north side of the Burnside Bridge, according to the woman who shot the video. It shows a family jumping overboard as their boat takes on water. They can be heard calling out for help as they tread in the river.
This happened while a “Trump boat parade” was taking place. The family wasn’t participating. But waves created by other boats managed to overtake their boat because of its low profile design. River patrol deputies from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s office responded but they say the group was already picked up by other boaters.
Trump boat parade overtakes the Willamette River in Portland, OR and sinks nearby families boat 🤬 pic.twitter.com/RMZbHHFuFW
— Jimi R🖖🏻 (@jimirosenk) August 16, 2020
Terrified boaters scream for help and jump into a river as their vessel sinks https://t.co/tSgUKmmH1a
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) August 17, 2020
BOAT PARADES! 🚤 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/CKt3qbqMqp
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) August 16, 2020