Former Cowboys tight finish Gavin Escobar, 31, dies in mountain climbing accident: He and a feminine pal, 33, are discovered by rescue crews close to famed Tahquitz Rock in South California
Ex-Cowboys tight finish Gavin Escobar died Wednesday in a deadly mountain climbing accident as he tried to scale a mountainside close to Idyllwild, California.
Escobar was climbing with one other particular person, recognized as 33-year-old Chelsea Walsh.
And the pair was fatally injured close to the Tahquitz Peak Fireplace Lookout, throughout the San Bernardino Nationwide Forest, in keeping with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Division.
The ex-NFL athlete was simply 31 years outdated.
Officers didn’t instantly say whether or not or not rainfall earlier within the day performed an element within the deaths.
Gavin Escobar appeared in 62 video games for the Cowboys throughout 4 seasons in Dallas
Escobar caught eight touchdowns for the Cowboys, including 333 receiving yards as nicely
The victims had been fatally injured at about 12:20pm, in keeping with officers, and had been reached by firefighters by 1:20pm, after two witnesses referred to as 911.
They had been pronounced lifeless on the scene.
Escobar had been working as a Lengthy Seashore firefighter after enjoying within the NFL from 2013-17.
He performed 4 seasons with the Cowboys after being drafted by the franchise within the second spherical, and likewise had stints with the Ravens and Dolphins.
He’s survived by his spouse and two youngsters, the Lengthy Seashore Fireplace Division mentioned.