The 5-year-old boy was rushed to a hospital, after he dove in to the pool to fetch a toy and got his hand stuck in the swimming pool drain at his Atlanta home.
Usher, who has primary custody of his two sons with ex-Tameka Foster was recently hauled back into court because of the incident. When Foster was notified of the near-drowning incident, she immediately jumped into action, appealing to a judge to grant her primary custody of the boys, Usher and Naviyd. In court, Foster reportedly argued that Usher is a negligent dad who too often leaves their children under the watchful eye of another caregiver.
Foster’s emergency motion for guardianship was denied by a judge.
Usher was not home at the time of the pool incident involving his son, but his aunt Rena was taking care of his sons.
The pint-sized Raymond was saved by two audio-visual contractors, Eugene Stachurski and Benjamin Crews, who at the time of the incident were doing work at the entertainer’s home. The men dove in to the pool, pulled out the tike, and Stachurski administered emergency CPR in order to resuscitate the child. When the EMT arrived, Usher V was alert and breathing thanks to the heroic efforts of the men; he was then rushed to an ICU.
This most-recent water-related incident is the second one involving a child in Usher’s family. Sadly, Foster’s 11-year-old son, Kile from her previous marriage, died last year as the result of injuries sustained from a jet ski accident.