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Child Drownings

Seven kids have drowned in Texas in 2015. 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.

2015 Child Drownings in Texas


As of 03/19/2015

County List Drownings Age-Yrs Gender Circumstance/Site
Bastrop 1 1
Septic Tank
Dallas 1 0 (2m)
Denton 1 3
Hot Tub
Rains 1 3
Pool (Backyard)
Brazoria 2 1
Bath tub
Bath tub
Ft. Bend 1 4
Total 7

Source: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
(tally may not represent complete statewide totals)
Months Drownings
January 2
February 4
March 1
Total 7