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Woman, 25, and boy, 5, drown in ex-LA Dodgers star Carl Crawford’s pool at his home in Houston 

Woman, 25, and boy, 5, drown in ex-LA Dodgers star Carl Crawford’s pool during gathering at his home in Houston

  • The incident took place in the backyard pool of Carl Crawford’s home Saturday
  • The boy, five, was in the pool when he started having trouble breathing
  • A woman, 25, jumped in to try to help the boy, but wound up drowning as well
  • It’s unclear what the relationship was between Crawford and the two victims
  • Crawford was having small gathering at his home at the time of the incident 

A woman and a young boy drowned in the pool at former Los Angeles Dodgers player Carl Crawford’s home Saturday afternoon. 

Crawford was hosting a gathering of six people at his home in Houston, Texas, at about 2.40pm when the tragic incident occurred.   

Police told the Houston Chronicle that the boy was five years old and that he had been in the backyard pool when he started having trouble breathing. 

A woman, 25, and a boy, five, drowned in the backyard pool at MLB star Carl Crawford’s (pictured) home in Houston, Texas, on Saturday afternoon

Crawford was said to have been hosting a small gathering of six at his home (pictured) that day

Crawford was said to have been hosting a small gathering of six at his home (pictured) that day

A 25-year-old woman then jumped into the pool to try to save the boy. 

Neither the woman or the boy were able to get out of the pool and were unresponsive when first responders arrived.  

TMZ reported that Crawford tried to resuscitate them before authorities arrived, but was unsuccessful.  

Houston police told KHOU that the victims were taken to the hospital where they were declared dead.  

The boy was in the backyard pool (pictured under construction) when he started having trouble breathing, police said. That's when the woman jumped into the pool to try to save him.

The boy was in the backyard pool (pictured under construction) when he started having trouble breathing, police said. That’s when the woman jumped into the pool to try to save him. 

Footage obtained by the news station showed Crawford talking with police after the incident.  

It’s unclear what the relationship was between Crawford, the woman and boy. 

Sources told TMZ that the woman was taking care of the boy that day, though. 

Fox 26 reported that forensic teams and police were still at Crawford’s hone late Saturday evening. 

Gatherings of under 10 are currently allowed under Houston’s stay-at-home order. 

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