Death of Craig Morgan's son ruled drowning accident

18th Oct 16 | Entertainment News

The passing of country star Craig Morgan's teenage son has officially been ruled death by drowning.

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Jerry Greer went missing on 10 July (16) following a tubing accident on Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River, and his body was subsequently recovered following a search on 11 July (16).

At the time, local sheriff Chris Davis claimed Jerry had hit a wave and fallen off his inflatable, but failed to resurface despite wearing a life jacket. It was subsequently revealed the vest was "not Coast Guard approved".

Now the Humphreys County Medical Examiner has confirmed drowning as the 19-year-old's cause of death. The tragic teen also tested positive for marijuana and a low level of alcohol in toxicology tests, according to The Tennessean.

Days after Jerry was laid to rest, Morgan, who has three other children, opened up to fans on Facebook to express his gratitude for the support and condolences his family received.

"The loss of our son Jerry is the hardest thing we have ever had to endure as a family," he wrote. "Karen and I are so grateful for all of the wonderful people who have shown us unwavering support during this difficult time...

"We are blessed by the outpouring of prayers and condolences from across the world. Jerry may be gone from this earth, and we will miss him every day, but his spirit will live on in our hearts. We will find peace knowing that God has a bigger plan, and that one day, we'll be reunited with him again in Heaven."

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