Randall Cunningham's Son, 2, Drowns in Hot Tub

The 2-year-old son of former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham drowned in a backyard hot tub in Las Vegas that his father, who is now a minister, used to perform baptisms, authorities said today.


Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cunningham's son has died from a hot tub accident at his home. Christian Cunningham died after being found floating in the hot tub, police said.

A woman at Cunningham's house was with several children when she found the boy at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. She pulled the boy from the hot tub and performed CPR. Police said they received a 911 call at 4:45 p.m. Paramedics rushed the child to St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena campus, where he died.

A friend of the Cunningham family and a church member told ABCNews.com that more than 100 people gathered to sing, pray and cry Tuesday evening at Cunningham's church and at his home. At the gathering, people also shared stories about Christian.

"We were there for support," said the church member, who asked not to be identified by name. "It's about being a church family and supporting the family. We believe in the resurrection and we believe that his son Christian is going to be OK."

The family friend described Christian as a precocious and happy child. "He was always active and running around, smiling and giving everybody hugs and jumping on their laps," he told ABCNews.com. "He was so full of life. He was not only the Cunningham child, he was also the church's child. He trusted everybody."

The family friend said people were expected to gather at Cunningham's church today.

"I just can't imagine going through a tragedy like this without having a church family there for you," he said.

Detectives were investigating the incident at the Cunningham house on East Robindale Road, though police believe the drowning was accidental.

"The initial investigation has revealed that it was accidental and not neglect, but it is still an active investigation," police spokeswoman Officer Barbara Morgan told ABCNews.com. Cunningham, 47, was out of town and on his way home at the time of the drowning.

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Comment by Kynan Murray on May 9, 2011 at 12:38pm

All I can say is... JESUS!!!!!

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