‘A pontoon was pulling two juveniles on an inner tube, and the watercraft ran over the top of them,’ Sgt. Mike Burgamy with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources told The News.
Family friend Jeffrey S. Hubbard of Atlanta is under investigation for the Friday afternoon collision with the 11-year-old boy who was riding in an inner tube on Georgia’s Lake Lanier, according to the Daily News.
“Basically, a pontoon was pulling two juveniles on an inner tube, and the watercraft ran over the top of them,” Sgt. Mike Burgamy with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources told The News.
He said two of his rangers witnessed what appeared to be a tragic accident.
Alcohol was not a factor, and investigators do not believe it was a mechanical malfunction, he said.
Both young victims – the other being an unidentified 15-year-old girl – were wearing life jackets, he said.
Usher Raymond’s 11-year old stepson, Kyle Glover has been declared brain dead after a tragic jet ski accident on Friday.
TMZ is reporting that Glover, who is the son of Usher’s ex-wife, Tameka Foster, has not experienced any brain activity since he was admitted into the hospital two days ago.
According to the report young Kyle and a 15 year old girl were floating in inner tubes on Lake Lanier near Atlanta, when they were struck by a man on a jet ski being pulled by a boat. Glover was unresponsive when he was taken out of the water and airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, the young girl was treated for a cut on the head and a broken arm.
Usher’s friends were tweeting their love and support earlier today. Fantasia Barrino wrote: “Everyone PLEASE pray for Usher and Tameka’s son! This is the time they really need your prayers!”
A decision has yet to be made on whether to take the youngster off life support. Foster took to her Facebook page to thank fans and family for their support and urged them to pray for her little boy. The mother-of-five wrote: “Kyle, You are strong … You’ll be saved I know it. I love you my baby. I need all #Prayers for my son! thanks you everybody! (sic)”
The accident is now being investigated, with the Department of Natural Resource in Atlanta launching an inquiry.
A spokesperson for the organization confirmed rangers have been in touch with the jet ski driver. Once the investigation is completed, a recommendation will be given to the district attorney, who will decide whether to file any criminal charges.