A Tennessee search team is looking for the 19-year-old son of country artist Craig Morgan. The recent high school grad has been missing since Sunday after a boating accident on Kentucky Lake.
Jerry Greer was reportedly tubing with a friend when they collided and capsized. Greer – who was wearing a life jacket – did not resurface and has not been seen since.
Jerry Greer (Photo: Monarch Publicity)
An investigator with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says the search area is between 5 to 10 acres and as many as 50 boats could be deployed.
Nashville NBC affiliate WSMV reported that officials do not think alcohol was involved in the accident.
On Monday, the Morgans released a statement through their publicist:
“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 request privacy during this difficult time.”
Morgan is a former Army vet who released his first country album in 2000 and has had 17 songs on the Billboard charts. In addition to Jerry, he has three more children with his wife, Karen.