Just a couple of weeks ago, I wrote the following:
So far this summer, 72 kids have already drowned in the state, including 19 in North Texas.
Sadly, both of those numbers need updating. The statewide record has been achieved (it’s at 84 now, following the deaths of two 7-year-olds at Scurry Lake near Midland), and we’re up to 20 in North Texas (the latest was a 1-year-old who fell into a pool in Garland).
I’ll repeat this again, so this record will (hopefully) never be broken: People! Watch your kids when they’re near water! Any kind. If you see a puddle, make everyone hold hands. If it’s sprinkling outside, get some floaties. Whatever it takes.