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Randall Cunningham's son drowns

UPDATE: Bill Cassell, a spokesman for the Las Vegas Police Department, told the Daily News this afternoon that the investigation into the death of Randall Cunningham's son is continuing.

Randall Cunningham's son drowns

Randall Cunningham holds his son, Christian, during halftime of an Eagles game last season. Former Eagle Al Wistert on the left. ( David Maialetti / Staff Photographer)
Randall Cunningham holds his son, Christian, during halftime of an Eagles game last season. Former Eagle Al Wistert on the left. ( David Maialetti / Staff Photographer)

UPDATE: Bill Cassell, a spokesman for the Las Vegas Police Department, told the Daily News this afternoon that the investigation into the death of Randall Cunningham's son is continuing.

"It appear that this is a tragic accident, but it is still under investigation," the spokesman said. "No final decision has been made, but that’s what it looks like at this time."

The spokesman declined to reveal the identity of the woman who was in charge of Christian Cunningham and other children at the time of the accident.

"There were several adults and children present in the home and the victim was found floating in a jacuzzi that was attached to the swimming pool," Cassell said.

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The Eagles also have issued a statement from Jeffrey and Christina Lurie and team president Joe Banner: "The entire Eagles organization is horribly saddened by this tragic accident. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to Randall and Felicity and their entire family."

The woman who answered the phone at Remnant Ministries, Rebecca Kurcz, said she didn't want to talk. She would only say, "We’re just praying for the family right now and waiting to see what happened."

From EARLIER

The son of former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham drowned Tuesday in a hot tub at the family's Las Vegas home, according to reports in Las Vegas.

Christian Cunningham would have turned 3 in December. He was found floating in the backyard hot tub at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, friends of the family told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Police say they do not expect charges to be filed and this was merely an accident. Abuse and neglect detectives are investigating, the newspaper said.

“It appears that it’s just a complete tragedy,” Lt. Dennis Flynn told Fox5 in Las Vegas. “It only takes a brief minute for someone to take their eye off the child.”

Since retiring from the NFL, Cunningham has returned to Las Vegas, where he starred at UNLV, and has founded Remnant Minitsries Church. Cunningham performs baptisms in the hot tub at his home, which is near the church.

"He touched the lives of anybody who stood there and watched him," a church member who goes by Miss Happy said. "He's one of those little kids like, 'I'll take you home with me.' I can sit here and talk all day about Christian."

Randall was believed to be in San Diego at the time of the drowning or on his way back, according to the Review-Journal. Police said other family members were home at the time of the drowning.

Cunningham and his wife, Felicity, have three other children: Randall II, Vashti and Grace.

Click here for a video report from Fox5 News in Las Vegas.

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