Child Drownings 2011

Child Drownings 2011

2011 Child Drownings in Texas
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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 1
Feb  5
March  7
April  6
May  15
June  19
July  19
Aug 8
Sept 4
Oct 4
Nov.  1
Dec.  1
Total 90

Location

Location  Fatalities
Bathtub 9
Beach 4
Creek 2
Dike  1
Hot Tub 0
Water Park 1
Intentional 3
Lake 9
Pond 4
Pool 48
River  4
Canal  3
Bucket 2
Total 90

Age

Age   Fatalities
Under 1 yr 3
Age 1 11
Age 2 25
Age 3 9
Age 4 9
Age 5 5
Age 6 5
Age 7 1
Age 8  1
Age 9 3
Age 10  2
Age 11 1
Age 12 4
Age 13 3
Age 14 1
Age 15 2
Age 16 4
Age 17 1
Total 90

Ethnicity

Ethncity Fatalities
Anglo 27
African American  16
Hispanic  32
Native American  0
Other  15
Total 90

Gender

Gender  Fatalities
Male 63
Female 27
Total 90

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