By Sasha Savitsky, ,
Published January 13, 2017
The son of country music singer Craig Morgan has been found dead after what authorities described as a weekend boating accident along the Tennessee River basin, authorities told FOX411 Country.
Morgan’s publicist told FOX411 Country in a statement Monday night that the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Department in Tennessee recovered the body of 19-year-old Jerry Greer in Kentucky Lake in the northwestern part of the state. The search for the recent high school graduate started Sunday after the accident.
"The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and requests prayers at this time as they privately mourn this terrible loss," the statement released by Hunt on behalf of Morgan and his wife, Karen Greer, read.
Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Rod Edwards told local media that Jerry Greer and a friend had been tubing when the accident occurred. Greer's friend resurfaced, but Greer did not. Both were wearing life jackets.
Greer had recently graduated from Dickson County High School. His father, Craig Morgan, is an Army veteran who has had several hit songs including “Tough” and “Almost Home” and hosts a show on the Outdoor Channel.
Morgan and his wife have four children together.
"I have a wonderful family," Morgan told FOX411 Country in 2015. "My wife is great and supportive, making sure that I'm doing the things I need to be doing at home and that I need to be doing out on the road."
The Sheriff's Office had requested assistance from rescue organizations across the state. About 50 boats joined the search after the teen went missing. Authorities said crews were using an underwater vehicle to scan a stretch of the river where the water is up to 15 feet deep at points.
A candlelight vigil had been planned for Monday night, but was canceled out of respect for the family.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.