Seventy-four kids have drowned in Texas so far in 2021. We can prevent these tragedies if we all Watch Kids around Water!

Water is a great way to beat the heat but summer is also when children are most likely to drown. Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for kids under the age of five and toddlers are especially at risk.

And, drowning can happen in almost any amount of water, indoors or outdoors.

But, we can prevent these tragedies if we all watch kids around water! Never leave a child unsupervised around water, inside or outside of the house. It only takes a few minutes for a child to drown.

2021 Statistics

- updated 10/18/2021

County Drownings Age Gender Location
Angelina 1 10 M Pool (Backyard)
Bastrop 1 4 M Lake
Bexar 2 1 F Pool
4 F Pool (Backyard)
Brazos 1 4 M Pool (Backyard)
Cameron 1 4 M Pool (Hotel/Motel)
Collin 1 2 M Hot Tub (Backyard)
Crosby 1 11 M Lake
Dallas 7 5 M Pool (Backyard)
8 M Pool (Apartment)
17 M Lake
6 M Pool (Apartment)
3 F Pool (Apartment)
6 M Pool (Backyard)
5 F Pond
Denton 6 16 M Lake
6 M Pool (Community)
5 M Bathtub
17 M Lake
3 F Water Park
10 months M Bathtub
Ellis 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
El Paso 1 3 F Pool (Backyard)
Galveston 4 2 M Pool (Backyard)
8 M Beach
16 M Beach
13 M Beach
Gregg 2 2 M Hot Tub (Hotel/Motel)
3 M Pool (Backyard)
Grimes 1 4 M Pool (Apartment)
Guadalupe 1 1 F Pool (Backyard)
Harris 8 2 F Hot Tub (Backyard)
3 M Pool (Backyard)
4

F

Pool (Apartment)
4

M

Bathtub
2 M Pond
6 F Pool (Backyard)
13 M Pool (Community)
3 M Pool (Apartment)
Harrison 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Hidalgo 2 2 M Pool (Backyard)
1 F Pool (Backyard)
Jack 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Johnson 3 3 F Pool (Backyard)
1 M Pool (Backyard)
1 F Pool (Backyard)
Kauffman 1 1 F Pool (Backyard)
Kerr 1 5 M River
Lee 1 2 M Pond
Liberty 1 1 F Pool (Backyard)
Lubbock 3 5 M Pool (Hotel/Motel)
1 F Pool (Backyard)
2 M Pool (Backyard)
Marion 1 16 M Lake
Matagorda 2 10 M Beach
15 M Beach
Maverick 1 3 M Pool (Community)
Montgomery 1 3 F Pool (Apartment)
Nueces 2 1 F Pool (Backyard)
9 M Pool (Apartment)
Rusk 1 3 M Pool (Backyard)
San Jacinto 1 5 M Pond
Tarrant 6 2 M Pool (Backyard)
5 M Pool (Backyard)
5 M Pool (Backyard)
4 M Pool (Apartment)
2 F Pool (Backyard)
2 M Pool (Backyard)
Travis 3 4 F Pool (Hotel/Motel)
7 F Pool (Apartment)
7 F Pool (Backyard)
Webb 2 1 M Pool (Backyard)
4 M Pond
Wise 1 1 M Pool (Backyard)
Total 74