The Texas Department of Family & Protective Services tracks fatal drownings of children, age 17 and younger, in Texas. Sadly, in 2016 there were 107 fatal drownings, up 43% from the previous year. So far in 2017, there have been at least 25 fatal drownings. It is estimated that are 6-7 times more non-fatal drownings than fatal drownings.
Drowning is fast and silent. No-one is drownproof, but drowning is preventable. Please view our Water Safety Tips to help keep you and your family safer around water throughout the year.
Colin’s Hope is a founding member of Families United To Prevent Drowning. We are a group of families that have come together to support each other’s work and to increase our collective reach throughout the country to ensure no family experiences a loss due to drowning, entrapment or lack of bystander CPR. Families United members support each others’ Foundations missions and know that each is impacting their community in a unique way.
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