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Child Drownings

Thirty-five kids have drowned in Texas this year. But, 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. Drowning can happen in almost any amount of water, indoors or outdoors.

Never leave a child unsupervised around water, inside or outside of the house. It only takes a few minutes for a child to drown.


As of 6/18/2014


County List Drownings Age-Yrs Gender Circumstance/Site
Angelina 1 12
Car Accident (River)
Bell 2 17 M Lake
6 F Pool (Apartment)
Bexar 3 9 M River
15 F Pool (Apartment)
0 (11m) F Bath Tub
Caldwell 1 3 F Creek
Cameron 1 1 M Bathtub
Clay 1 3 F Pond
Cooke 1 10 F Bathtub
Dallas 2 14 M Creek
9 F Pond
Denton 2 1 M Bathtub
3 M Pool (backyard)
Fort Bend 1 7 M Pond
Gregg 1 10 M Pool (backyard)
Harris 4 2 F Pool (backyard)
1 M Bathtub
10 F Bathtub
6 M Ditch
Hildalgo 2 6 F Pool (backyard)
1(8m) M Canal
Hopkins 1 2 M Pond
Jones 1 1 M Pool (backyard)
Kaufman 1 5 M Pond
Liberty 1 2 M Pool (backyard)
McLennan 1 12 M Water Park
Newton 1 3 M Pool (backyard)
Nueces 1 7 F Pool (community)
Shelby 1 1 M Bathtub
Tarrant 1 5 M Pool (backyard)
Tyler 1 3 M Septic Tank
Val Verde 1 17 M Lake
Wilson 1      
Young 1 2 F Pool (backyard)
Total 35

Source: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
(tally may not represent complete statewide totals)
Months Drownings
January 0
February 0
March 5
April 6
May 8
June 16
Total 35