Child Drownings

2017 Child Drownings in Texas

2017 Child Drownings in Texas

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Forty six 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 6/22/2017

County Drownings Age Gender Location
Atascosa 1 4 M Pool (Backyard)
Bell 2 0 (8M) M Bathtub
5 M Pool (Apartment)
Bexar 1 3 M Pool (Backyard)
Brazoria 3 1 M Lake
1 M Pond
3 M Pond
Cameron 1 6 F Pool (Community)
Collin 1 17 M Lake
Comal 1 15 M Lake
Dimmit 1 1 F Bathtub
Ector 1 3 F Pool (Backyard)
El Paso 1 0 (11M) M Bathtub
Ellis 1 2 M Pool (Backyard)
Ft. Bend 1 2 M Hot Tub (Apartment)
Galveston 3 6 M Pool (Hotel/Motel)
4 M Dike
2 M Pool (Backyard)
Guadalupe 2 0 (11M) M Bathtub
1 M Pool (Backyard)
Harris 4 3 F Pool (Backyard)
5 M Pool (Community)
2 M Pool (Backyard)
1 F Pool (Backyard)
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
Lubbock 1 4 F Pool (Backyard)
McLennan 1 17 M Lake
Orange 1 2 M Pond
Parker 1 0 (3M) F Bathtub
Starr 1 1 M Pool (Backyard)
Tarrant 2 2 M Pond
17 M Lake
Tom Green 1 12 F Pool (Backyard)
Travis 1 1 M Bathtub
Victoria 1 0 (8M) M Bathtub
Webb 1 5 F Pool (Backyard)
Wichita 2 1 M Pool (Backyard)
7 M Lake
Williamson 1 4 M Pool (Backyard)
Wilson 1 1 M Pool (Backyard)
Total 46