Child Drownings

2018 Child Drownings in Texas

2018 Child Drownings in Texas

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Eighty nine kids have drowned in Texas so far in 2018. 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.

2018 Statistics

- updated 11/21/2018

County Drownings Age Gender Location
Anderson 1 2 M Lake
Angelina 2 3 F Pool (Hotel/Motel)
1 M Pond
Bell 1 1 M Pool (Backyard)
Bexar 5 3 M Pool (Community)
3 M Pool (Backyard)
2 M Pool (Backyard)
4 M Pool (Backyard)
0 (7M) M Bathtub
Brazos 2 1 M Pond
3 F Pool (Backyard)
Burleson 1 15 F Lake
Cameron 2 9 F Pool (Backyard)
9 F Pool (Backyard)
Chambers 1 5 M Pool (Backyard)
Coleman 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Dallas 4 1 F Bathtub
0 (10M) M Bathtub
4 F Pool (Apartment)
10 F Pool (Apartment)
Denton 2 1 F Pool (Backyard)
3 F Lake
Ector 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Fort Bend 2 8 M Pool (Community)
2 M Pond
Galveston 5 2 M Pond
17 M Bathtub
2 M Pool (Backyard)
11 M Beach
16 M Beach
Gray 1 1 M Pond
Grayson 1 16 F Lake
Guadalupe 1 5 M Pool (Backyard)
Hale 1 11 M Bathtub
Harris 10 6 M Pool (Apartment)
2 M Pool (Apartment)
4 M Pool (Apartment)
12 F River
15 M Pool (Backyard)
1 M Jacuzzi
2 M Pool (Backyard)
0 (11M) M Bathtub
1 M Pond
1 M Lake
Harrison 1 0 (8M) F Bathtub
Hays 1 16 M Pond
Hidalgo 1 11 F Storage Container
Hood 2 17 M Lake
8 F Stock Tank
Hunt 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Jasper 1 1 F Pool (Backyard)
Jefferson 2 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Kaufman 1 6 M Pond
Kerr 1 3 F Pond
Liberty 2 2 F Pond
4 M Pond
Live Oak 1 3 M Lake
McLennan 3 1 F Pool (Backyard)
3 M Pool (Backyard)
3 F Pool (Apartment)
McMullen 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Montague 1 2 M Pond
Montgomery 2 2 M Pool (Backyard)
1 M Pond
Nueces 4 14 F Beach
2 M Pool (Backyard)
0 (8M) M Bathtub
2 M Pool (Backyard)
Parker 1 4 F Pool (Backyard)
Rockwall 1 1 M Pool (Backyard)
Rusk 1 17 M Lake
Tarrant 12 0 (11m) F Bathtub
1 F Pool (Backyard)
2 M Pool (Backyard)
4 M Pool (Backyard)
6 M Pool (Apartment)
8 M Pool (Backyard)
5 M Pool (Apartment)
7 M Pool (Apartment)
13 M Lake
12 F Pool (Backyard)
2 F Pool (Apartment)
1 F Bathtub
Taylor 1 0 (10M) F Bathtub
Travis 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Waller 1 3 M Pool (Backyard)
Web 1 1 F Pool (Backyard)
Wise 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Young 1 1 M Lake
Total 89