Child Drownings 2015

2015 Child Drownings in Texas

2015 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.

2015 Statistics by County

County Drownings Age Gender Location
Bastrop 1 1 M Septic Tank
Bexar 2 3 M Lake
1 M Pool (Backyard)
Bell 1 11 M Culvert
Brazoria 3 1 F Bathtub
1 F Bathtub
3 M Pond
Cameron 4 14 M Bay
4 M Pool (Apartment)
2 M Pond
4 M Bathtub
Cass 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Chambers 1 3 M Pool (Backyard)
Collin 5 4 M Pool (Backyard)
4 M Pool (Backyard)
5 M Pool (Backyard)
4 F Pool (Community)
4 M Pool (Backyard)
Comal 2 7 M Pool (Backyard)
15 M Lake
Dallas 9 2 F Pool (Backyard)
1 F Bathtub
1 M Bathtub
11 F Pool (Backyard)
14 M Storm Drain
14 M Creek
10 F Pool (Apartment)
9 M Pool (Apartment)
11 M Pool (Apartment)
Denton 2 3 F Hot Tub
8 M Pool (Community)
DeWitt 1 1 M Pool (Backyard)
Freestone 1 3 M Pond
Ft. Bend 1 4 M Pond
Galveston 2 5 F Marina
12 F Beach
Gillespie 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Harris 8 1 M Bucket
9 F Bayou
7 M Bathtub
2 M Pool (Backyard)
8 M Pool (Backyard)
8 M Pool (Backyard)
3 M Pool (Backyard)
9 M Pool (Backyard)
Henderson 1 4 M Lake
Hood 2 3 M Lake
2 M Pool (Backyard)
Houston 2 1 M Bathtub
6 M Lake
Kaufman 1 2 M Pool (Community)
Knox 1 14 M Lake
Liberty 1 2 M Pond
Lubbock 1 3 months F Bath tub
Nueces 3 7 M Beach
10 M Beach
14 M Beach
Orange 1 14 M Lake
Parker 2 15 F Stock Tank
2 M Pool (Backyard)
Polk 1 7 F Pool (Hotel/Motel)
Rains 1 3 M Pool (Backyard)
Tarrant 5 1 M Pool (Backyard)
6 M Pool (Community)
6 F Pool (Apartment)
3 M Pool (Backyard)
4 M Pool (Backyard)
Tom Green 1 2 M Lake
Travis 2 15 F Lake
9 M Bathtub
Trinity 1 13 F Bath tub
Webb 1 6 M Pool (Backyard)
Williamson 3 3 M Pool (Backyard)
2 M Pool (Backyard)
1 M Pool (Backyard)
Total 75  

2015 Statistics by Month

Source: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (tally may not represent complete statewide totals)
Months Drownings
January 1
February 4
March 3
April 4
May 11
June 16
July 12
August 17
September 4
October 2
November 1
December 0
Total 75