Child Drownings

2017 Child Drownings in Texas

2017 Child Drownings in Texas

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Seventy five kids have drowned in Texas so far in 2017. 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.

2017 Statistics

- updated 10/31/2017

County Drownings Age Gender Location
Atascosa 1 4 M Pool (Backyard)
Bell 2 0 (8M) M Bathtub
5 M Pool (Apartment)
Bexar 2 3 M Pool (Backyard)
1 F Pool (Backyard)
Brazoria 4 1 M Lake
1 M Pond
3 M Pond
2 M Pool (Backyard)
Cameron 1 6 F Pool (Community)
Collin 3 17 M Lake
3 M Pool (Backyard)
2 F Pond
Comal 1 15 M Lake
Dimmit 1 1 F Bathtub
Ector 1 3 F Pool (Backyard)
El Paso 3 0 (11M) M Bathtub
16 F River
17 F River
Ellis 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Ft. Bend 2 2 M Hot Tub (Apartment)
16 M River
Galveston 3 6 M Pool (Hotel/Motel)
4 M Dike
2 M Pool (Backyard)
Grimes 1 3 F Pool (Backyard)
Guadalupe 3 0 (11M) M Bathtub
1 M Pool (Backyard)
17 M River
Harris 9 3 F Pool (Backyard)
5 M Pool (Community)
2 M Pool (Backyard)
1 F Pool (Backyard)
2 M Pool (Backyard)
12 F Pool (Apartment)
1 F Bathtub
2 M Pool (Backyard)
3 F Pool (Apartment)
Henderson 1 1 M Lake
Hidalgo 3 0 (10M) M Bathtub
4 M Pool (Water Park)
1 M Pool (Backyard)
Hill 1 11 F Lake
Hunt 1 5 M Lake
Jefferson 1 7 M River
Kaufman 1 1 F Pool (Backyard)
Lubbock 2 4 F Pool (Backyard)
1 M Lake
McLennan 1 17 M Lake
Midland 1 2 M Pool (Community)
Montague 1 0 (10M) M Bathtub
Montgomery 3 2 F Pool (Backyard)
4 F Pool (Apartment)
1 F Pool (Backyard)
Orange 1 2 M Pond
Panola 1 1 M Pool (Backyard)
Parker 3 0 (3M) F Bathtub
1 M Pond
16 M Bathtub
Starr 1 1 M Pool (Backyard)
Tarrant 5 2 M Pond
1 F Bathtub
3 M Pool (Backyard)
17 M Lake
2 M Pool (Backyard)
Tom Green 2 12 F Pool (Backyard)
3 M Pool (Backyard)
Travis 2 1 M Bathtub
1 F Pool (Backyard)
Victoria 1 0 (8M) M Bathtub
Webb 1 5 F Pool (Backyard)
Wharton 1 3 M Pool (Backyard)
Wichita 2 1 M Pool (Backyard)
7 M Lake
Williamson 2 4 M Pool (Backyard)
16 M Lake
Wilson 1 1 M Pool (Backyard)
Total 77