The Dallas Cowboys are mourning a former team member.
Gavin Escobar was one of two victims killed in a rock-climbing accident near the Tahquitz Peak Fire Lookout in Southern California on Sept. 28. He was 31.
According to the Los Angeles Times, after being alerted by witnesses, authorities conducted a search and rescue operation. In a statement on Twitter, the Cal Fire and Riverside County Fire Department confirmed that Escobar and the other victim—who has been identified by authorities as 33-year-old Chelsea Walsh—had both “perished at the scene.”
After he was released from the Miami Dolphins in 2018, Escobar joined the San Diego Fleet of the newly-formed Alliance of American Football, a professional minor league. In February 2022, Escobar became a firefighter, joining the Long Beach Fire Department in California.