NFL-Former Dallas Cowboys tight end Escobar dies in rock climbing accident

FILE PHOTO: (L-R) Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar, tight end Jason Witten and wide receiver Dez Bryant celebrate Witten's touchdown near New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle in the first half of their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas September 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Stone /File Photo

(Reuters) - Former Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar died on Wednesday in an apparent rock climbing accident near Idyllwild, California, according to a Riverside County Sheriff's report.

A second round draft pick of the Cowboys in 2013, Escobar spent four seasons in Dallas catching 30 passes, eight for touchdowns.

He also spent part of the 2018 season with the Baltimore Ravens.

According to the coroner's report Escobar, 31, was found dead at the scene while climbing a "rock face".

Escobar had just been hired in February by the Long Beach Fire Department, which confirmed Escobar's death on their Twitter account.

The Long Beach Fire Department also said that Escobar leaves behind a wife and two young children.

(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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