Tragedy strikes Cunningham

Christian Cunningham, the 2-year-old son of former Vikings quarterback Randall Cunningham, died Tuesday in an apparent accidental drowning in a hot tub at the family's Las Vegas home.

Whenever tragedy strikes, it gives you cause for pause.

But when it involves a 2-year-old child, the tragedy is even more horrific.

Two-year-old Christian Cunningham, the son of former Vikings quarterback Randall Cunningham, died Tuesday in a hot tub accident. The hot tub was in the Cunningham's backyard at the family's home in Las Vegas.

According to the police report, an adult in the home and several children found the boy in the hot tub and the adult attempted to resuscitate him. He was rushed to St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena in Henderson, but was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

According to newspaper reports, Cunningham was out of town on Tuesday. Cunningham, who works as an ordained minister with his wife Felicity, has made his home in Las Vegas since playing college ball for UNLV.

The immediate cause of death hasn't been confirmed by the Clark County coroner, but it is believed to be ruled an accidental drowning.

Prayers go out to Cunningham and his family. Tragedy comes in many forms, but burying a child is the worst. The Vikings family, both internal and external, wish the Cunninghams all our best during these troubled times.


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