Usher and ex-wife Tameka Raymond’s son Usher Raymond V is currently in the ICU after nearly drowning in the singer’s pool on Monday.
The incident happened at 6 PM and Usher was not home at the time.
According to TMZ,
The child was playing in the pool with his aunt and saw a toy in the drain. He dove down to get the toy and his arm got stuck in the drain. The aunt immediately dove in to rescue him but couldn’t get his hand out. The maid then dove in and tried but was also unsuccessful. The maid screamed for help. Two men working in the house came out, dove in and freed the boy. He was given CPR immediately and rushed to the hospital. Usher arrived and drove in the ambulance with his son.
Usher and Tameka are currently with the 5-year-old at the Atlanta hospital and while he is said to have taken a lot of water in his lungs and had to be resuscitated, doctors are running tests and so far he seems to be fine.
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