August 7th, 2013
03:40 PM ET

Usher's 5-Year-Old Gets Trapped Under Water

A terrifying swimming pool accident occurred at the home of R&B superstar Usher. The singer's 5-year-old son was trapped underwater after getting stuck in the pool's drain. The child is now recovering.

The frantic 911 call was placed by the boy's aunt in Atlanta. Police say Usher Raymond V fell to the bottom of the pool where he "became stuck in the drain," CNN's Tory Dunnan reports.

Police say the child was conscious, alert and breathing when taken to the hospital.

It's unclear what safety measures were in place at this pool, but this is a good opportunity to remind people of what they can do. One of the biggest things is having an anti-entrapment drain cover. Beyond that, fences and alarms on windows and doors are crucial.

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