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Country star Craig Morgan’s son's body recovered after boating accident

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The body of the teenage son of country music star Craig Morgan has been recovered, one day after he went missing following a boating accident in Tennessee.

Jerry Greer, 19, was recovered from Kentucky Lake on Monday night, the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency told The Tennessean.

A search for Greer began on Sunday when he was tubing with another teen on the Tennessee River. He fell into the water and never resurfaced, Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis told the newspaper.

Multiple search crews looked for Davis throughout the night to no avail, prompting them to enlist the help of several more rescue organizations throughout Monday.

Police searched the area with 10-12 boats.

Craig Morgan attends the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. © Taylor Hill/FilmMagic Craig Morgan attends the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Authorities received a distress call at around 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Witnesses reportedly said Greer was wearing a life jacket. A source told TMZ that it was a "freak accident," and no signs of drinking have been reported yet.

Morgan and his wife Karen released a short statement amid the search.

"The family is grateful for everyone's support and prayers and requests privacy during this difficult time," the statement read, via Nashville's WTVF.

Greer, who recently graduated from Dickson County High School, is one of Morgan's four children. He was reportedly very close with his father and has appeared on his dad's show on the Outdoor Channel, "Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors."

Morgan, 51, is an Army veteran who is best known for hits like "That's What I Love About Sunday," "Tough" and "Almost Home."

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