Ex-Cowboys and climber Escobar is dead

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Dallas Cowboys player Gavin Escobar dies in an accident, found dead Wednesday near Idyllwild.

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Firefighters responded to a crash near Tahquitz Rock in the San Bernardino National Forest around noon Wednesday and found two people dead.

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The two dead climbers were later identified as Gavin Escobar and Chelsea Walsh.

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He was selected in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft and played for the Dallas Cowboys until 2016.

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Gavin Escobar, 31, also played for the Chiefs, Ravens, Dolphins, and Browns.

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After retiring from the game in 2019, he started working as a firefighter in Long Beach.

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Rain and thunderstorms hit the area where Escobar and his colleague Chelsea Walsh died.

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It is not yet known whether they died due to the thunderstorm or due to inexperience in mountaineering.

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Long Beach Fire is deeply saddened by the death of Escobar, announcing his off-duty death.

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