Child Drownings 2010

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.

But, we can prevent these tragedies if we all Watch Kids around Water! Never leave a child unsupervised around water, inside or outside of the house. It only takes a few minutes for a child to drown.

Month

Month Fatalities
Jan 3
Feb  4
March  6
April  7
May  13
June  8
July  13
Aug 8
Sept 9
Oct 6
Nov.  0
Dec.  1
Total 78

Location

Location  Fatalities
Bathtub 17
Beach 1
Creek 1
Dike  2
Hot Tub 1
Ice Chest 1
Intentional 1
Lake 8
Pond 3
Pool 37
River  5
Water Trough 1
Total 78

Age

Age   Fatalities
Under 1 yr 9
Age 1 13
Age 2 14
Age 3 11
Age 4 7
Age 5 6
Age 6 2
Age 7 2
Age 8  1
Age 9 2
Age 10  1
Age 11 2
Age 12 2
Age 13 0
Age 14 0
Age 15 3
Age 16 1
Age 17 2
Total 78

Ethnicity

Ethncity Total
Anglo 32
African American 8
Hispanic 26
Asian 3
Native American 1
Other  8
Total 78

Gender

Gender  Fatalities
Male 52
Female 26
Total 78

Source: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (tally may not represent complete statewide totals)