Eugene Stachurski (35), pictured above, has become an instant hero as one of the men who saved Usher Raymond V (aka ”Cinco’), the son of R&B artist Usher, from nearly drowning in his father’s backyard pool.
Two men just so happened to have been at Usher’s Atlanta home installing sound equipment at the time lil Cinco became trapped underwater when his arm got caught in the pool drain: Stachurski and Ben Crews.
Stachurski dove into the pool and rescued the unconscious boy. He also administered CPR until the 5-year-old child was able to breathe again on his own.
In a statement issued to CNN, Stachurski wrote, “I am just glad Usher’s son is alive.”
“I would like to thank my Aunt Rena as well as the doctors and nurses who are working with us around the clock.
I would especially like to thank the two men who saved my son’s life, Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews.
They are true heroes and I am deeply grateful to them.”
As you know, Tameka Foster Raymond, Usher’s ex-wife, filed for an emergency custody hearing after the incident, claiming that Raymond’s aunt, who was at the pool, is not a capable caretaker.
Unfortunately, Superior Court Judge John Goger ruled against her request, stating:
“I’m not certain that had any single person been at the poolside that one person could have done any better than (Usher’s Aunt Rena) Oden.”
In the meantime, Cinco was scheduled to be released from the hospital yesterday and he and his younger brother Naviyd are reportedly back in his father’s care.
Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka are scheduled to return to court to continue their child custody battle August 27th.