UPDATE 02-07-17 at bottom of this post.
Britney Spears’ niece, Maddie, who is Jamie Lynn’s daughter, was involved in an ATV accident early yesterday. Maddie is 8 years old, and was reportedly on a “hunting expedition.” The ATV she was riding on flipped over, trapping her under it as well as under water for “several minutes,” according to a report. Another source says that Maddie had to be airlifted to a hospital.
A rep from the family is saying that many of the details being reported are false, but that the family is asking for privacy during this time, and Maddie’s grandfather (father of Britney and Jamie Lynn), released a statement: “All I can say is pray for our baby Maddie.”
We’re wishing the best and a speedy recovery, hopefully the reports ARE false and she’ll be just fine.
UPDATE: After some more information has been released, we felt the need to update this post. Despite earlier reports, it was not a hunting accident, but rather just a day on the farm riding 4-wheelers. Maddie was riding, and steered to avoid a drain. That’s when she lost control and entered a pond on the property, becoming trapped in the seatbelt of the ATV under water. “Within seconds,” Jamie Lynn and Maddie’s step-father jumped in to try and rescue her, but were unable to overturn the ATV. Within 2 minutes, ambulance crews arrived on scene and got Maddie out of the water. She’s in critical but stable condition. Info on the update here.