Woman And 5-Year-Old Boy Die In Backyard Pool Of Ex-MLB OF Carl Crawford

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A woman and a 5-year-old boy drowned in the backyard pool of former Dodger outfielder Carl Crawford’s house on Saturday afternoon, according toThe Houston Chronicle’s Paul Takahashi.

The 5-year-old reportedly started having trouble breathing in the pool on property owned by Crawford. The 25-year-old woman then jumped in and tried to save him. The Houston police and fire departments were reportedly called around 2:40 p.m. and found the woman and boy unresponsive. They were declared dead after being transported to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

According to TMZ, Crawford has been hosting a small gathering of six people at the home (gatherings of 10 people or fewer are allowed in Houston). The boy had reportedly wandered out and fell into the pool, and Crawford reportedly tried reviving both him and the woman after they couldn’t exit the pool safely.

Crawford’s 15-year MLB career ended in 2016 after stints with the Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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