This kind of tragedy is the worst to endure and for it to nearly come to fruition a second time around is just unthinkable. Just about a year ago, Tameka Foster suffered the loss of her son after a boating accident at Lake Lanier and yesterday her youngest son with her ex-husband and pop star Usher Raymond was rushed to the hospital after getting caught in a pool drain and nearly drowning.
Following a serious accident in a pool, TMZ reports that Usher’s ex, Tameka Foster Raymond, has filed documents in Fulton County, Ga., asking for custody of their two boys, Usher V (“Cinco”), 5, and Naviyd Ely, 4.
Foster Raymond claims that her pop star ex, who appeared on The Voice earlier this year, is absent because of work most of the time and has delegated his parental duties to others.
Usher’s ex wants temporary primary custody of the boys because she claims the caregivers he has in his home are not doing an adequate job with her sons.
A decision has yet to be made about a hearing date.
On Monday, Cinco reached into a pool drain to retrieve a toy and got stuck. The elder Usher’s aunt, Rena Oden, who was supervising the boy, went in to rescue him but it wasn’t until three other adults intervened that he was freed and then rushed to a hospital. Cinco is expected to make a full recovery.
The 911 call made during the accident was released Tuesday.
“I need an ambulance,” says the breathless caller in the audio clip.
“My nephew was in the pool … and I couldn’t get him … I couldn’t get him…” says Oden. “Oh…”
The dispatcher urges her to “stay with me” and to “breathe.”
The aunt says, “They’re doing CPR on him now.” Two male employees working at the house were able to free the little boy.
“Is he coming around?” she can be heard asking someone else.
“He’s breathing,” she says.
Let’s say a prayer for little “Cinco” hopefully the co-parents can come to an amicable solution so that both are at ease when away from their sons for extended periods of time.