Usher's Son Nearly Drowns: The Dramatic 911 Call
(ATLANTA) -- Usher's eldest of two sons, Usher Raymond V, was rushed to an Atlanta hospital Monday afternoon, after nearly drowning in the family pool.
According to an Atlanta police report, the child was swimming when he became stuck in the pool's drain. After attempts to pull the child from the drain by the boy's aunt and a maid proved unsuccessful, two contractors working in the house pulled the boy out and administered CPR, successfully reviving the child, who was transported to the hospital conscious, alert and breathing.
Usher, who was not at home at the time of the incident, went to the hospital to be by his son's side, according to the report, which said the boy was being held overnight for observation.
The scare marks the second accident to impact Usher's family. Last year, Kile, the 11-year-old son from a previous relationship of Tameka Raymond -- Usher's ex and the mother of the boy who nearly drowned -- passed away from injuries stemming from a jet ski accident.
According to TMZ, Tameka has requested an emergency hearing in Georgia for later this week, seeking custody of their two sons. She claims Usher hasn't lived up to his responsibilities as a father by leaving the kids in the care of others. Currently, Usher has primary custody of the children.
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