Craig Morgan Son Jerry, Drowned Due To Life Vest Error?

By Jane Graham, Parent Herald October 19, 12:04 pm

Jerry Greer, 19, the son of country singer Craig Morgan, failed to re-emerge from the water last July 12. Reports said that Greer wore a life vest that is not approved by US Coast Guard standards for tubing. According to Doug Markham, spokesman for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), they found physical evidence that the accident might have a collision event.

Greer was wearing a vest for lighter impact water sports which can be bought easily in a specialty store. It was too thin to use in lake tubing. The Coast Guard standard has a certain thickness. One of the protocols of lake tubing is tying a rope to the life jacket holding the person to avoid the fall. Jerry might be wearing a vest that doesn't have enough buoyancy which caused the failure.

Craig Morgan's son was reported missing last July 10 while tubing with friends at Kentucky Lake in Tennessee. He was a football star in school and had just graduated from Dickson County High School. He was found lifeless near the Kentucky Lake after a day and half of being missing.

Fox News reported that Craig Morgan and his wife mourn the death of their son Jerry but both remains strong for the rest of his family. Craig Morgan, 52, poured his emotions on his Facebook wall after the funeral. He said that the loss of Jerry is the hardest thing that they have to undergo as a family. Craig said that he and his wife are thankful to the people who were with them during the difficult times. He believes that his son may not be around on earth but he will always be in their hearts and that they will be reunited in heaven.

A private service was held for Jerry Greer that began around 11 a.m. at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville.

Jerry's family and friends have created a memorial scholarship fund to credit Greer's enthusiasm, sportsmanship, athleticism, and love of life. The Jerry Greer Memorial Scholarship goal is to secure the future of the athletes of Dickson County High School.

Craig Morgan is an American country music artist with songs that charted the Billboard country charts seventeen times. Jerry, his son, just graduated from high school a few months before the accident and he even planned to play football at Marshall University to pursue his career.

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