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Body of singer Craig Morgan's son found in Tennessee lake

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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 son's body was pulled from Kentucky Lake in Tennessee Monday afternoon. Crews had been searching for Jerry Greer, 19, since he was involved in a boating accident on Sunday. File Photo by David Becker/UPI
Singer Craig Morgan arrives at the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7, 2013. His son's body was pulled from Kentucky Lake in Tennessee Monday afternoon. Crews had been searching for Jerry Greer, 19, since he was involved in a boating accident on Sunday. File Photo by David Becker/UPI | License Photo

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn., July 12 (UPI) -- After several days of searching, rescue teams pulled singer Craig Morgan's son from Kentucky Lake in Tennessee on Monday.

Jerry Greer, 19 and a recent high school graduate, had been tubing with another man behind a boat on the Tennessee River Sunday when the two collided and went under. Greer, who a witness said was wearing a life vest, never resurfaced, The Tennessean reported.

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"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 family's rep told E! News.

"The Humphreys County Sheriff's Department recovered his body this evening after a search that began Sunday following a boating accident on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee," the family representative said. "A 2016 graduate of Dickson County High School, Jerry planned to play football for Marshall University in the fall."

In addition to his parents, Greer is survived by his sister Aly Beaird and brother-in-law Ryan Beaird, brother Kyle Greer and fiancée Chelsea Rogers and brother Wyatt Greer.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

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