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Country singer Craig Morgan's son missing after boating accident

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Yvette C. Hammett
Singer Craig Morgan arrives at the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7, 2013. His 19-year-old son, Jerry Greer, went missing Sunday following a boating accident in the Tennessee River. File Photo by David Becker/UPI
Singer Craig Morgan arrives at the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7, 2013. His 19-year-old son, Jerry Greer, went missing Sunday following a boating accident in the Tennessee River. File Photo by David Becker/UPI | License Photo

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn., July 11 (UPI) -- The 19-year-old son of country singer Craig Morgan went missing in the Tennessee River Sunday following a boating accident.

Jerry Greer, whose mother is Karen Greer, was tubing with another man behind a boat near Kentucky Lake when they collided and went under. Greer, who witnesses said was wearing a life jacket, never surfaced, The Tennessean reported.

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The Morgan family released a statement. "Recent Dickson County High School graduate Jerry Greer (19), son of country music entertainer Craig Morgan and wife Karen Greer, went missing yesterday following a boating accident on Kentucky Lake in Humphreys County, Tennessee. Recovery efforts to locate him are underway. The family is grateful for everyone's support and prayers and requests privacy during this difficult time."

Morgan 51 whose hits include Tough and International Harvester, has four children with his wife, People reported. In addition to Jerry, they have a daughter, Alex and two sons, Kyle and Wyatt. He also has a show called Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors which airs on the Outdoor Channel.

The City of Dickson Fire Department, the Dickson County Underwater Search and Recovery team and the Tennessee City Fire Department all searched through the night and in to Monday in an attempt to find Greer.

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