Usher’s son nearly drowns in Atlanta pool


One of entertainer Usher’s sons was taken by ambulance to an Atlanta hospital after a near-drowning Monday, Atlanta police said Tuesday.

The incident happened at a pool behind a home on Howell Mill Road, according to a police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Police and firefighters responded to the home in the 2900 block shortly before 3 p.m.

Usher Raymond V, 5, was swimming in the pool when he got stuck in a drain, according to police. The boy’s great-aunt and a house keeper attempted to free the boy before calling for help from two contractors working on the sound system in the home, the report states.

One of the contractors was able to reach the boy and administer CPR until paramedics arrived, police said.

Efforts to reach witnesses to the near-drowning were unsuccessful Tuesday afternoon. Records show the home was purchased in 2010 for $3.3 million, but is not owned by a member of the Raymond family.

The boy was transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, where he was expected to remain overnight for observation, police said Monday. He was alert and breathing while being transported by ambulance, the report states.

The hospital could not confirm whether the child was still in the hospital Tuesday, citing privacy concerns.

Usher Raymond V is one of two sons of Usher and Tameka Foster, who are divorced.

Monday’s water scare came a little more than a year after the death of Kile Glover, the 11-year-old son of Foster. Kile died two weeks after a Lake Lanier boating accident left him critically injured.

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