On Sunday afternoon (July 10) at 4pm, a search began for a 19-year-old male who went missing after a tubing accident on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee.
It has been confirmed by multiple news outlets that the male in question is country singer Craig Morgan‘s son, Jerry Greer.
WKRN-2 News reports that Greer went missing when another tuber collided and Greer did not resurface. Authorities told the news station that he was wearing a life jacket at the time.
Search and rescue crews are using sonar equipment, which makes it capable to see clearly underwater. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has said that this piece of equipment has helped them make almost 30 recoveries in the past few years.
Craig Morgan’s record label confirmed the news with a statement, which reads:
“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.”
Because of Morgan’s career in country music, he has made quite a few close friends and allies who are praying for his family and his son’s well-being.
Below are just a few of the well wishes his family has received from fellow country singers.
Sending thoughts and prayers to @CMorganMusic & family.
— Rodney Atkins (@RodneyAtkins) July 11, 2016
Thinking about you @cmorganmusic…
— Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) July 11, 2016
— Mark Wills (@MarkWillsmusic) July 11, 2016
My Thoughts and prayers are with my buddy @cmorganmusic and his family.
— Michael Ray (@Michaelraymusic) July 11, 2016
It’s just too much.
Please pray for Craig Morgan and his family. Craig is such a good man. God bless them in… https://t.co/J6KLOrRJEA
— Tayla Lynn (@taylalynnheller) July 11, 2016
Team Johnson sends our love and prayers to Craig Morgan & his family as they continue to search for their son, Jerry Greer.We are with you.
— Jamey Johnson (@jamey_johnson) July 11, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with @cmorganmusic, his family, and the rescue team working tirelessly to find his son.
— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) July 11, 2016
Prayers for my friend @cmorganmusic stay strong brother.
— Chris Janson (@janson_chris) July 11, 2016
Craig Morgan please join us in prayer for Craig and his family. We are lifting them up in this terrible time. Our… https://t.co/do31F0imDE
— Ty Herndon (@TyHerndoncom) July 11, 2016
— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) July 11, 2016
Praying for @cmorganmusic and his family 💔
— Mickey Guyton (@MickeyGuyton) July 11, 2016
I’m so sorry @cmorganmusic.
I’m praying for you and your family.
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) July 11, 2016
Our prayers continue to be with Craig Morgan and his family.