WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP) — The 19-year-old son of country music singer Craig Morgan is missing after a boating accident on the Tennessee River.
Morgan's publicist Cindy Hunt said in a statement Monday that crews are searching for Jerry Greer in Humphreys County, west of Nashville. The statement said Morgan and his wife, Karen Greer, are grateful for support and prayers but are requesting privacy "during this difficult time."
Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Rod Edwards told local media the search began Sunday afternoon near a marina. Two teenagers were tubing when they had an accident, and one teen didn't surface, he said. Both were wearing life jackets.
The Sheriff's Office requested assistance from rescue organizations across the state. About 50 boats joined the search. Authorities say crews were using an underwater vehicle to scan a stretch of the river where the water is up to 15 feet deep at points.
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.