TODAY | August 07, 2013
>> half hour with the five-year-old son of usher recovering after nearly drowning in a swimming pool . it's now reigniting his custody battle with his ex-wife. gabe is at the hospital in atlanta this morning.
>> morning. usher's ex-wife filed paperwork asking for the emergency custody hearing. the singer wasn't at the home during the incident but police say he rushed to this hospital after a very close call .
>> atlanta 911 operator 619.
>> a frantic 911 call. a boy trapped under water.
>> i need the ambulance.
>> atlanta police say monday afternoon 5-year-old usher raymond v was swimming in this residential pool when he got stuck in a drain. according to the police report , when the child's aunt couldn't pull him out she screamed for help and called 911.
>> my nephew was in the pool and he -- he went and i couldn't get him -- i couldn't -- i couldn't get him.
>> two contractors working inside the house ran to the rescue and were able to free the boy. one of them performed cpr.
>> is he breathing? is he breathing?
>> he is breathing, yes, ma'am.
>> the scare comes just a year after another terrifying accident in the water when usher's 11-year-old step son was hit by a jet ski and killed. all this after a turbulent few years for the star of nbc's the voice. he and his ex-wife tamika foster went through a battle where usher was granted custody of his two sons. now she is asking for a custody hearing claiming the children are at risk with third party caregivers while usher travels around the world.
>> in light of the accident he has to readdress his confrontation with his ex-wife and i'm sure it's another thing he would rather not deal with right now.
>> reporter: so far no comment from usher. the emergency custody hear as good scheduled for friday. meanwhile, the 5-year-old boy is expected to make a full recovery.
>> those near drownings, those drains can be so dangerous.
>> they're so powerful.
>> a good reminder.
>> those drains t kids get near them and the power of the suction is very