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Child Drownings

Seventeen kids have drowned in Texas in 2016. 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.

2016 Child Drownings in Texas

2016 Child Drownings in Texas

Download map of drownings (PDF)

2016 Statistics


County Drownings Age Gender Location
Cameron 1 7 months M Bathtub
Comal 1 17 M Lake
Dallas 2
1 M Fountain
4 F Pool (Backyard)
Denton 1 3 F Pool (Backyard)
El Paso 1 1 F Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
Grimes 1 7 M Pond
Harris 3 2 M Pond
1 M Pond
1 M Pool (Apartment)
Hidalgo 1 1 M Septic Tank
Nueces 3 8 M Bay
13 F Bay
16 M Beach
Real 1 14 M Pond
Tarrant 2 4 M Lake
5 M Pool (backyard)
Total 17