Usher’s five-year-old son nearly drowns while stuck in a pool drain

Boy was freed by contractors working on nearby property

The five-year-old son of R&B singer Usher was in hospital yesterday (August 6) having nearly drowned in an Atlanta pool, according to local authorities.

Associated Press reports that Usher Raymond V fell to the bottom of a private, central Atlanta pool and became stuck in the drain. Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said that a housekeeper tried to retrieve the infant, but was unable to free him.

The boy was eventually pulled free by two workmen at the home, one of whom performed CPR. The child was “conscious, alert and breathing”, Campos reported, when paramedics arrived shortly before 4pm.

Usher Raymond V is one of two sons Usher has with former wife Tameka Foster, who has primary custody of both boys. Nearly a year ago, Foster lost her 11-year-old son Kile Glover, who died after being critically injured in a boating accident on Lake Lanier, near Atlanta.