Tameka Raymond's family has released a statement asking the public to pray for 11-year-old Kile Glover, who was critically injured in a boating accident.
"We know God's in control, and are leaning on our faith in him and his word at this most difficult time," the family said in a statement to CNN on Tuesday. "We firmly believe in the power of prayer and ask that you all continue to pray and lift Kile up, as it's the best way we can all support him now."
The statement seems to confirm rumors that Tameka, ex-wife of singer Usher Raymond, is unwilling to remove her son from life support.
Citing unnamed sources, gossip blog TMZ.com has reported that Kile's brain shows no activity, but hospital officials at Egleston Children's hospital in Atlanta have declined to release any information on the child's condition, citing HIPAA privacy regulations.
Kile and an unidentified 15-year-old girl were injured around 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon on Lake Lanier when a man on a personal watercraft collided into them. Two Georgia Department of Natural Resources officers witnessed the accident and rescued the girl, who suffered a broken arm and a laceration on her head.
A nearby boater pulled Kile out of the water but he was unresponsive at the scene. Both childen were wearing life vests. The girl's face was submerged underwater briefly but Kile's face was not submerged, indicating his injuries did not involve partial drowning. Both victims were airlifted to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.
The family friend who ran over the children on a personal watercraft is identified as Jeffrey S. Hubbard. The DNR said there was no alcohol involved in the accident, and no charges have been filed.
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