Country music star Craig Morgan’s 19-year-old son, Jerry Greer, is missing after being involved in a boating accident on Kentucky Lake in Humphreys County, Tennessee, on Sunday, July 10.
According to Rob Edwards, chief deputy for the Humphreys County sheriff’s office, Greer and another man — who were both wearing life jackets — were riding an inner tube pulled by a boat when they were thrown from their raft, and Greer never resurfaced.
A search for the teen began at about 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. According to the Associated Press, nearly 50 boats have joined the efforts to locate Greer. Fox News reports that search crews are employing the help of an underwater vehicle to scan the river (where the depth reaches 15 feet at points) for Greer.
Morgan, 51, and his wife, Karen Greer, are asking for privacy as they continue to look for their son. "The family is grateful for everyone’s support and prayers and requests privacy during this difficult time," a rep for the couple told Fox News in a statement.
Morgan, who is also dad to sons Kyle and Wyatt and daughter Alex, opened up to Fox News on June 17 about the love he has for his kids and revealed the advice he gives them on a daily basis.
“Every day my wife and I understand that we are building young men and women. They’re going to take over for us as citizens,” the “Almost Home” crooner said. “[I tell them to] live. Enjoy your life because nothing is guaranteed and every day is a blessing.”
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