By Sandra Rose  | 

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A 5-year-old boy and a woman drowned in the backyard swimming pool of former Los Angeles Dodgers star Carl Crawford.

Crawford was hosting a small gathering of 6 people at his Houston home when the accident occurred. The boy was swimming alone in the pool when he began to show signs of distress underwater.

A woman who jumped into the pool to rescue the boy struggled to resurface.

Crawford, 38, dived into the pool and managed to pull them out. Both victims were unresponsive by the time medics arrived at the scene.

They were pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. The woman and the boy, identified as Bethany Lartigue and Kasen Hersi, were unrelated to each other.

The boy's mother was at work at the time of the incident.

Friends paid tribute to Lartigue, who played for a professional women's football league.

"Our hearts are heavy. We know you have found eternal peace. Your soul touched us all! You were our solider, teammate, friend & SISTER!

We will retire the #4 in your honor! You are #4EVEROURHERO," they wrote on Instagram.

A Houston Police Department source said no charges will be filed against Crawford. The deaths will be classified as accidental drownings.

In March, a Texas judge denied a motion filed by Crawford, CEO of 1501 Certified Entertainment, to lift a temporary restraining order preventing him from blocking Megan Thee Stallion's new music release.


Crawford dated reality TV personality Evelyn Lozada. They welcomed a son together and had plans to marry before breaking off their engagement.