KENTUCKY LAKE, Tenn. (Salvi Law) – The teenage son of country singer Craig Moran was reported missing after a Sunday boating accident in Tennessee.
According to a report from People, searchers are combing Kentucky Lake for 19-year-old Jerry Greer. Greer was tubing with a friend Sunday when the two collided. Greer did not surface following the collision.
Crews were using an underwater vehicle to scan a search on the river where the water is up to 15 feet deep at points, FOX News reports.
The law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard has seen far too many boating accidents during what should be fun and carefree summer months. Boating accident reports indicate the majority of accidents occur between June, July and August, on Saturday or Sunday, between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Most accidents involve operators between the ages of 20 and 40.
According to a 2015 report from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, there were 74 boating accidents, resulting in 49 injuries and 14 fatalities. Eleven of those fatalities occurred on a day with clear conditions and calm waters. In a majority of the fatal accidents, the drivers had no formal boat safety education. Six of the fatalities involved alcohol or drug impairment.
The personal injury attorneys of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. have been handling boating accident cases for more than 30 years. If you find yourself the victim of a boating accident, feel free to contact our firm for a free, no obligation consultation.
Stay tuned for updates on the search for Greer.