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Usher‘s 5-year old son, Usher Raymond V, is in the ICU of an Atlanta hospital after what seems to be a freak accident in the family pool yesterday (August 5). Although Usher was not home at the time of the incident, thr R&B crooner rode with his son to the hospital in the ambulance.

TMZ reports:

Sources tell TMZ, the accident occurred yesterday just after 2 PM in Atlanta. We’re told Usher was not there at the time.

Here’s what we know … The child was playing in the pool with his aunt and saw a toy in the drain.  He dove down to get the toy and his arm got stuck in the drain.  The aunt immediately dove in to rescue him but couldn’t get his hand out.  The maid then dove in and tried but was also unsuccessful.

The maid screamed for help.  Two audio-visual contractors working in the house came out, dove in and freed the boy.  One of them administered CPR immediately and rushed to the hospital.  The boy was “conscious, alert and breathing.  Usher arrived and drove in the ambulance with his son.

5-year-old Usher Raymond V is the oldest of Usher’s two sons with ex-wife Tameka Raymond. We’re told Usher and Tameka are currently at the hospital.

Doctors have been running a series of tests and doctors say he’ll be ok.

Big up to those contractors that seem to have saved the young boy’s life.

Photo: Bauer Griffin