June 7, 2019| 9:47am
Granger and Amber Smith with their children
Granger Smith’s 3-year-old son River’scause of deathhas been announced.
River died in a drowning accident at home, Smith’s repconfirmed to People. The 39-year-old country singer and his wife announced the tragic news on social media on Thursday, saying that their family is “devastated and heartbroken.”
They didn’t share River’s cause of death in their announcement but said “he was unable to be revived.”
On her Instagram Stories Thursday, Beck shared Smith’s photo that announced his son’s death and captioned it, “My heart breaks. Another baby gone too soon.” She then implored parents to protect their children by adding safety measures to their pools and having their kids take swim lessons.
“Understand that almost 70% of drownings occur when your children are not expected to be near the water. When you think they are in the playroom or on the sofa watching tv,” she captioned a picture of Emelie a few months after she passed away. “Always be aware of water and place as many barriers between your child and those bodies of water as possible (locks, door alarms, pool fences).
“None of us are immune to this devastatingly life changing statistic. It can happen so fast and forever change your world.”
Beck, who is married to Bode Miller, also shared footage of her8-month-old son Easton floating on his backin their pool, which is part of his swim safety program called Infant Swimming Resource’s Self-Rescue.