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Child Drownings

Four 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.

Statistics

As of 4/1/2014



County List Drownings
Angelina 1
Dallas 1
Denton 1
Tyler 1
Total 4


Source: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
(tally may not represent complete statewide totals)
Months Drownings
January 0
February 0
March 3
April 1
May  
June  
July  
August  
Total 4