Child Drownings

2016 Child Drownings in Texas

2016 Child Drownings in Texas

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Sixty seven kids have 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

- updated 7/20/2016

County Drownings Age Gender Location
Bexar 3 2 F Pool (Backyard)
7 M Pool (Apartment)
2 M Pool (Apartment)
Cameron 2 7 months M Bathtub
17 M Beach
Collin 1 11 M Pond
Comal 1 17 M Lake
Dallas 4 5 M Pool (Backyard)
1 M Fountain
4 F Pool (Backyard)
3 F Pool (Apartment)
Denton 4 4 M Pool (Backyard)
14 M Lake
3 F Pool (Backyard)
4 M Pool (Backyard)
El Paso 2 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
Harris 11 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)
Hidalgo 1 1 M Septic Tank
Jefferson 2 5 F Bathtub
5 M Pool (Hotel/Motel)
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 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Montague 1 2 M Pond
Nueces 6 6 F Pool (Apartment)
16 M Lake
8 M Bay
13 F Bay
16 M Beach
11 F Pool (Apartment)
Parker 2 10 M River
1 F Pool (backyard)
Real 1 14 M Pond
Tarrant 7 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)
Travis 3 4 F Pool (backyard)
15 M Creek
2 F Lake
Uvalde 2 4 F River
11 M River
Webb 1 17 M Lake
Wharton 1 2 months M Bathtub
Zapata 1 5 M Lake
Total 67