Jerry Greer went missing on Sunday afternoon after he went tubing with a friend on Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River and authorities launched a full-scale scale of the area.

Officials at the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Department in Tennessee recovered the body on Monday evening (11Jul16) and Morgan's representative issued a statement confirming Jerry's death.

"It is with deep sadness that I am confirming the passing of Jerry Greer, son of country music entertainer Craig Morgan and wife Karen Greer," the rep told "The family is grateful for the outpouring of support and requests prayers at this time as they privately mourn this terrible loss.

"Jerry is survived by parents Craig and Karen Greer, sister Aly Beaird and brother-in-law Ryan Beaird, brother Kyle Greer and fiancée Chelsea Rogers and brother Wyatt Greer."

Sheriff Chris Davis said, "It was just as simple as hitting a wave and turning over and not coming back up," and added that Greer was wearing a life jacket at the time. No cause of death has been officially released.