Child Drownings 2016

2016 Child Drownings in Texas

2016 Child Drownings in Texas

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One hundred and seven kids drowned in Texas in 2016. 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.

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.

2016 Statistics

County Drownings Age Gender Location
Bailey 1 1 F Bathtub
Bexar 3 2 F Pool (Backyard)
7 M Pool (Apartment)
2 M Pool (Apartment)
Brazoria 1 9 M Lake
Cameron 2 7 months M Bathtub
17 M Beach
Collin 2 4 M Pool (Backyard)
11 M Pond
Comal 2 17 M Lake
17 M River
Dallas 5 7 F Pool (Apartment)
5 M Pool (Backyard)
1 M Fountain
4 F Pool (Backyard)
3 F Pool (Apartment)
Denton 6 17 M Lake
3 M Pool (Backyard)
4 M Pool (Backyard)
14 M Lake
3 F Pool (Backyard)
4 M Pool (Backyard)
El Paso 4 1 F Bucket
1 M Pool (Backyard)
1 F Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
15 M Canal
Erath 1 5 F Pool (Backyard)
Fort Bend 1 7 M Pool (Backyard)
Galveston 1 5 F Pool (Apartment)
Gregg 1 5 F Pool (Backyard)
Grimes 1 7 M Pond
Guadalupe 1 1 F Drainage Ditch
Harris 18 3 M Pool (Apartment)
11 mos M Bathtub
1 M Pool (Backyard)
2 M Pool (Backyard)
2 M Pool (Backyard)
4 M Pool (Backyard)
1 M Pool (Backyard)
1 M Pool (Apartment)
7 M Marina
3 M Pool (Backyard)
1 M Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
2 M Pond
1 M Pond
1 M Pool (Apartment)
17 M Beach
2 M Pool (Backyard)
5 F Pool (Backyard)
2 F Pool (backyard)
Hays 1 4 M Pool (Apartment)
Hidalgo 2 1 M Septic Tank
1 F Pool (Backyard)
Jefferson 4 3 M Pool (Hotel/Motel)
2 M Pool (Backyard)
5 F Bathtub
5 M Pool (Hotel/Motel)
Johnson 2 1 M Bathtub
2 F Pool (Backyard)
Kaufman 2 2 F Pond
2 M Pool (Backyard)
Kerr 1 5 M River
Lamar 1 15 M Lake
Liberty 1 1 M Pool (Backyard)
McLennan 2 2 M Pool (Backyard)
12 M Pool (Backyard)
Montague 1 2 M Pond
Nacodoches 1 1 M Pool (Backyard)
Nueces 10 13 M Beach
11mos M Bathtub
0 mos F Bathtub
6 F Pool (Apartment)
16 M Lake
8 M Bay
13 F Bay
16 M Beach
11 F Pool (Apartment)
1 M Pool (backyard)
Parker 2 10 M River
1 F Pool (backyard)
Potter 1 7 F Lake
Randall 1 2 M Pool (Apartment)
Real 1 14 M Pond
Rusk 1 2 M Pool (backyard)
San Saba 1 17 M Lake
Tarrant 9 2 F Pool (backyard)
3 M Lake
17 M Lake (Grapevine)
9 M Pool (Apartment)
13 F Pool (Community)
16 M Creek
4 M Lake
5 M Pool (backyard)
16 M Lake
Tom Green 1 4 M Lake
Travis 4 17 M Creek
4 F Pool (backyard)
15 M Creek
2 F Lake
Uvalde 3 3 M Pool (backyard)
4 F River
11 M River
Van Zandt 1 2 M Creek
Webb 1 17 M Lake
Wharton 1 2 months M Bathtub
Wise 1 1 F Bathtub
Zapata 1 5 M Lake
Total 107