WAVERLY, Tenn. — The publicist for country music singer Craig Morgan says the performer’s 19-year-old son is confirmed dead after what authorities described as a boating accident on the Tennessee River.
Publicist Cindy Hunt said in the statement that the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Department in Tennessee recovered the body of Jerry Greer on Monday evening in an area called Kentucky Lake along that river. The search for the recent high school graduate had begun Sunday after the accident.
“The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and requests prayers at this time as they privately mourn this terrible loss,” Hunt’s statement said.
Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rod Edwards told local media that Greer and a friend had been tubing when the accident occurred. Greer’s friend resurfaced, but Greer did not. Both were wearing life jackets.
Morgan, an Army veteran, has had hits like “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “Redneck Yacht Club” and is the host of “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors,” which is in its seventh season on the Outdoor Channel.