HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The son of country singer Craig Morgan was found dead Monday night after an accident on Kentucky Lake in Humphreys county.
Jerry Greer, 19, was reportedly tubing with another person Sunday near Masons Boat Dock around 4 p.m. when they hit a wave and fell into the water.
While the other person was able to get back onto the boat, Greer did not resurface despite wearing a life jacket.
Officials with at least 30 different law enforcement agencies aided in a two-day search, spanning close to 10 acres of property.
They used a helicopter, nearly two dozen boats, and around 80 people to assist in the search.
Greer’s body was recovered before 9 p.m. Monday. A witness told News 2 he was still wearing his life jacket.
The local community also came to help by supporting the search efforts and providing food and water for those involved.
“It breaks my heart for the family, seeing all this, but at the same time, I hope it brings them some joy and relief to know how many people were out here looking for their son,” said a neighbor of the lake Jill.
Greer recently graduated from Dickson County High School. He planned to play football for Marshall University in the fall.
A statement on behalf of the family reads, “The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and requests prayers at this time as they privately mourn this terrible loss. Jerry is survived by parents Craig and Karen Greer, sister Aly Beaird and brother-in-law Ryan Beaird, brother Kyle Greer and fiancé Chelsea Rogers and brother Wyatt Greer.”
Funerals arrangements are pending.