A 5-year-old boy and a woman drowned in the backyard pool of former Rays outfielder Carl Crawford’s home in Houston, according to reports.
Houston police were called about 2:40 p.m. Saturday for a reported drowning at a north Houston home that property and business records list as belonging to Crawford, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva told the newspaper that the boy was swimming in the pool when he began to have trouble breathing, and the woman jumped in to save him. Both were unresponsive when police arrived, and they later were declared dead at a hospital, Silva said.
No further details were immediately available.
The police department did not immediately respond Sunday to a request for comment from the The Associated Press. Contact information for Crawford could not be immediately found.
Crawford, 38, is a Houston native and was a four-time All-Star in nine seasons with the Rays (2002-10). He last played in the major leagues in 2016 with the Los Angeles Dodgers after two injury-filled seasons with the Red Sox.
Crawford was a high school star set to attend Nebraska for football, but he instead chose baseball after being drafted in the second round (No. 52 overall) by Tampa Bay in 1999.
Known for his speed, Crawford was a Gold Glove outfielder who led the American League four times in stolen bases and four times in triples.