Child Drownings

2019 Child Drownings in Texas

2019 Child Drownings in Texas

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Twenty one kids have drowned in Texas so far in 2019. 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.

2019 Statistics

- updated 05/20/2019

County Drownings Age Gender Location
Bastrop 1 2 M Pool (backyard)
Bexar 1 13 M Pool (hotel)
Colin 1 1 F Pool (Backyard)
Dallas 1 3 F Pool (Backyard)
El Paso 1 1 M Bathtub
Galveston 1 7 M Pond
Gregg 1 4 M Bathtub
Harris 4 2 M Pool (backyard)
2 F Beach
6 M Pool (community)
1 F Bathtub
Hidalgo 2 8 months M Bucket
9 M Lake
Hunt 1 3 M Bathtub
Nueces 1 5 M Pool (apartment)
Parker 1 9 months F Bathtub
Smith 1 17 M Lake
San Patricio 1 7 M Lake
Tarrant 1 6 weeks M Bathtub
Travis 1 3 F Pool (Backyard)
Wise 1 3 F Bathtub
Total 21