Nineteen year old Jerry Greer’s body was found Monday night after a boating accident turned deadly on Kentucky Lake in the northwestern part of the state.
The country star’s son had been tubing with another friend at the time of the accident and while both were wearing life jackets, Greer’s friend was the only one to surface after entering the water. The direct cause of death is still unknown as authorities are currently looking into the matter.
About 50 boats joined in the search for the boy after her went missing and crews used underwater ROVs to help locate the body.
Morgan and his wife have 4 children together and the loss is particularly devastating.
“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.