This is so incredibly tragic!
As you may know, country music star Craig Morgan's son Jerry Greer went missing after a boating accident on Sunday and sadly, they've finally found the body of the young man.
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On Sunday, Jerry and another teenager were apparently tubing on the Tennessee River near Kentucky Lake when they both fell in the water. Though Greer was wearing a life jacket, he never resurfaced. Shortly after, Jerry was reported missing in the late afternoon at which point a crew of emergency responders hit the scene.
All hope was lost though when the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency confirmed late Monday that the teenager's body had been recovered.
One of Morgan's reps confirmed the sad news in a statement saying:
"It is with deep sadness that I am confirming the passing of Jerry Greer (19), son of country music entertainer Craig Morgan and wife Karen Greer. The Humphreys County (TN) Sheriff's Department recovered his body this evening after a search that began Sunday following a boating accident on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee. A 2016 graduate of Dickson County High School, Jerry planned to play football for Marshall University in the fall."
The statement continued:
"The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and requests prayers at this time as they privately mourn this terrible loss. Jerry is survived by parents Craig and Karen Greer, sister Aly Beaird and brother-in-law Ryan Beaird, brother Kyle Greer and fiancé Chelsea Rogers and brother Wyatt Greer."
There hasn't been an official cause of death, but it will most likely will be related to the injuries caused during the tubing accident.
Craig and wife Karen Greer have four other children — a daughter, Alex, and sons Kyle, Jerry, and Wyatt. We can't begin to imagine what the family is going through, but our hearts go out to them during this extremely difficult time.
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