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Child Drownings

Fifty eight 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 8/26/2014

 

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County List Drownings Age-Yrs Gender Circumstance/Site
Angelina 1 12
M
Car Accident (River)
Bell 2 17 M Lake
6 F Pool (Apartment)
Bexar 5 9 M River
15 F Pool (Apartment)
0 (11m) F Bath Tub
3 M Pool (backyard)
2 M Pool (backyard)
Brown 1 7 M Pool (Club)
Caldwell 1 3 F Creek
Cameron 1 1 M Bathtub
Clay 1 3 F Pond
Comal 1 5 M River
Cooke 1 10 F Bathtub
Dallas 2 14 M Creek
9 F Pond
Denton 2 1 M Bathtub
3 M Pool (backyard)
Fort Bend 2 7 M Pond
5 F Pool (backyard)
Fannin 1 3 F Pool (backyard)
Galveston 2 3 F Pool (hotel)
4 F Pool (backyard)
Gregg 1 10 M Pool (backyard)
Harris 7 2 F Pool (backyard)
1 M Bathtub
10 F Bathtub
6 M Ditch
0 (11m) M Bathtub
1 M Pool (backyard)
12 F Bathtub
Hildalgo 2 6 F Pool (backyard)
0 (8m) M Canal
Hopkins 1 2 M Pond
Johnson 1 3 M Pool (backyard)
Jones 1 1 M Pool (backyard)
Kaufman 1 5 M Pond
Liberty 1 2 M Pool (backyard)
McLennan 1 12 M Water Park
14 M Lake
Medina 1 15 M River 
Montgomery 1 8 M Lake
Newton 1 3 M Pool (backyard)
Nueces 2 7 F Pool (community)
0 (7m) M Bathtub
Palo Pinto 1 15 M Lake
Polk 1 2 F Pool (backyard)
Shelby 1 1 M Bathtub
Tarrant 2 5 M Pool (backyard)
2 M Pool (backyard)
Tyler 1 3 M Septic Tank
Val Verde 1 17 M Lake
Washington 1 10 M Pond
Wilson 1 1 M Pool (backyard)
Willaimson 3 4 M Lake
6 F Lake
16 M Lake
Young 1 2 F Pool (backyard)
Total 58


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
July 16
August 7
Total 58