Texas ranks high for risk of pool related injuries

Texas saw 21 drowning fatalities involving children in 2018, according to the most recent CDC data - summer months of June, July, and August account of 65% of all drowning incidents.

Key Findings:

• 46% of non-fatal drowning injuries of children younger than 15 years old occurred at a residential pool.

• The most recent data from the summer of 2018 saw these states have the highest number of child drowning fatalities: Florida (21), Texas (21), California (11), Arizona (7), Tennessee (6), Illinois (6), New Jersey (5).

• Pools are considered an “attractive nuisance,” meaning a dramatic increase in homeowner’s liability.

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