Craig Morgan’s Son Missing After Tubing Accident
Singer Craig Morgan's 19-year-old son Jerry is missing after a tubing accident on the Tennessee River on Sunday (July 10).
A spokesperson for Morgan tells Taste of Country that Jerry Greer went missing after a boating accident on Sunday. Officials have not yet recovered his body.
WSMV-TV in Nashville reports that two teenaged friends were tubing in Humphreys County when they collided. Both were wearing life jackets, but one did not resurface. The incident happened at about 4PM on Sunday, and 12 hours later officials said the search had turned into a recovery mission. As of 8AM CT, officials were still searching.
"The family is grateful for everyone’s support and prayers and requests privacy during this difficult time," a statement from Morgan's publicist reads.
WSMV-TV reporter Briona Arradondo tweeted that the search is focused on a five-to-10 acre portion of Kentucky Lake, where water is as deep as 15 feet. There were five boats on the water overnight and 50 used total, she reported on Monday morning.
Jerry is one of three sons the singer has with wife Karen. He recently graduated from Dickson Country High School. The couple also have a daughter named Alex.
Update: Rescue crews recovered Jerry Greer's body on Monday night (July 11).
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