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Officials identify 25-year-old woman that drowned trying to save a child in north Houston

A child and woman are dead after near-drowning Saturday afternoon in northwest Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.
A child and woman are dead after near-drowning Saturday afternoon in northwest Houston, according to the Houston Police Department. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A five-year-old child and 25-year-old woman died after drowning incident Saturday afternoon in northwest Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.

Officials said the woman identified as Bethany Lartigue reportedly jumped into the pool to save the child who was having trouble. They were transported to the Memorial Hermann Greater Heights, where they were later pronounced dead.

The incident occurred at a home on the 1400 block of Mansfield Street. Neighbors said the home is owned by Carl Crawford, a former MLB player and owner of the Houston record label 1501 Certified Entertainment.

Crawford was hosting a gathering of six people at the time of the incident, according to Daily Mail. Rapper Erica Banks, who recently signed to Crawford’s label, shared an emotional Instagram post about Lartigue.

“I can’t believe this man you promised you’d never leave my side, we said we’d die together,” Banks wrote. “You made me love myself more. You always told me I was your favorite person, and you made my life 10x more fun, even if it was just going down the street for food. Ppl always say they loved our chemistry man. You were the only person I wanted. We were so happy. Thank you so much for coming into my life and making me your special girl. Forever my love.”


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