*This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.*
A young child and a woman died after an incident in a swimming pool in northwest Houston on Saturday at the home of a former professional baseball player, the Houston Chronicle reports.
The 5-year-old child was having difficulty in the pool and the 25-year-old woman jumped in to assist the child, according to Jodi Silva, a spokeswoman for the Houston Police Department.
Emergency crews responded to the home at about 2:40 p.m. Saturday after calls reporting a drowning.
Both individuals were unresponsive when paramedics arrived on the scene. KHOU-TV reports that CPR was performed on the two, who were then rushed to Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, according to the newspaper.
It was not immediately clear the nature of the relationship between the boy and the woman.
Neighbors told KPRC-TV that the owner of the home is 38-year-old Carl Crawford, who owns a record label and used to play for Major League Baseball. Property records also show Crawford is the owner of the home.
Crawford played professional baseball for 15 years with the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. He retired from the league in 2016.
Approximately 6,600 children younger than 15 years old were hospitalized because of injuries in pools and hot tubs between 2016 and 2018, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Most drownings in pools and hot tubs occur at homes, with incidents most prevalent during the month of June.
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