By Ben Morse, CNN
Former Dallas Cowboys tight finish Gavin Escobar was one among two climbers who died after an obvious accident in California, officers mentioned Wednesday. Escobar was 31 years outdated.
Firefighters tried to achieve two injured climbers on Tahkuitz Rock close to Idyllwild within the San Bernardino Nationwide Forest, Cal Fireplace and Riverside County. it was mentioned on Twitter on Wednesday.
Later within the day, the division mentioned rescuers arrived on the location and “each victims died on the scene.” The Riverside Sheriff’s Workplace recognized the victims as Escobar and 33-year-old Chelsea Walsh.
Escobar was chosen by the Cowboys with the forty seventh choose within the second spherical of the 2013 NFL Draft.
He performed 4 years in Dallas earlier than transferring to the Baltimore Ravens for one season. He completed his NFL profession with 30 receptions and eight touchdowns – all with the Cowboys.
The Cowboys launched a tribute their Twitter web page late Thursday, remembering the tight finish.
Escobar final performed within the NFL in 2018.
Earlier this 12 months, Escobar started working as a firefighter with the Lengthy Seaside Fireplace Division (LBFD).
In a put up on FbThe LBFD mentioned, “It’s with deep disappointment that we announce the off-duty loss of life of Lengthy Seaside Firefighter Gavin Escobar.
LBFD mentioned he leaves behind a spouse and two younger kids.
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