Child Drownings

2020 Child Drownings in Texas

2020 Child Drownings in Texas

Download map of drownings (PDF)

Forty-six kids have drowned in Texas so far in 2020. 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.

2020 Statistics

- updated 7/9/2020

County Drownings Age Gender Location
Aransas 1 2 F Septic tank
Bell 1 1 M Bathtub
Brazoria 1 3 M Pool (Backyard)
Brazos 1 7 F Bathtub
Bexar 3 17 M Lake
4 F Pool (Backyard)
5 M Pool (Backyard)
Chambers 2 2 M Pond
2 M Pond
Cooke 1 1 F Pool (Backyard)
Dallas 2 10 months M Bathtub
2 M Pool (Backyard)
Denton 2 16 M Lake
13 F Lake
Ellis 1 3 M Pool (Backyard)
Fort Bend 3 1 F Pond
3 M Pool (Backyard)
5 M Pool (Apartment)
Galveston 2 10 M Beach
17 M Beach
Harris 6 1 M Bathtub
4 M Pool (Apartment)
4 M Pool (Apartment)
4 M Bathtub
5 F Pool (Backyard)
14 M Bathtub
Hidalgo 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Hood 2 1 M Pool (Backyard)
3 M Pool (Backyard)
Jasper 2 3 M Pond
2 M Pool (Backyard)
Jefferson 1 3 M Pond
Kaufman 1 7 F Pond
Kendall 1 3 M Pool (Backyard)
Kerr 1 1 F River
Liberty 1 11 months F Bathtub
Llano 1 1 M Pool (Backyard)
Nueces 2 1 F Bathtub
1 M Bathtub
Rockwall 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Sabine 1 2 F Lake
Tarrant 1 5 F Pool (Backyard)
Washington 1 2 F Pool (Backyard)
Wichita 1 1 F Pool (Backyard)
Webb 1 1 M Bucket
Williamson 1 3 M Pool (Backyard)
Total 46