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Child Drownings

Sixteen 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

Statistics

As of 05/18/2015



County List Drownings Age-Yrs Gender Circumstance/Site
Bastrop 1 1
M
Septic Tank
Brazoria 3 1
F
Bath tub
1
F
Bath tub
3
M
Pond
Collin 1 4
M
Pool (Backyard)
Dallas 2 0 (2m)
F
Pending
11
F
Pool (Backyard)
Denton 1 3
F
Hot Tub
DeWitt 1 1
M
Pool (Backyard)
Freestone 1 3
M
Pond
Ft. Bend 1 4
M
Pond
Galveston 1 5
F
Marina
Hood 1 3
M
Lake
Rains 1 3
M
Pool (Backyard)
Tarrant 1 1
M
Pool (Backyard)
Williamson 1 3
M
Pool (backyard)
Total 16


Source: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
(tally may not represent complete statewide totals)
Months Drownings
January 2
February 4
March 3
April 3
May 4
Total 16