Search and Rescue for Lotus’ Chuck Morris, and Son Charley Shifted to Recovery

March 21, 2023
Search and Rescue for Lotus’ Chuck Morris, and Son Charley Shifted to Recovery

The search for Lotus percussionist Chuck Morris and his son, who disappeared on Thursday, March 16, kayaking on Beaver Lake in Fayetteville, Ark., has been shifted from a search and rescue to recovery. Though family and friends were hoping for a miracle, the amount of time that has passed since the two’s disappearance has resulted in a shift in search efforts.

“We were all hoping for a miracle, but at this point, the search for Chuck and Charley has moved to a recovery. With help from the K9 team, there is a probable location on the lake, but logistical challenges including temperature, weather, and depth have prevented a recovery thus far,” the band wrote in a statement. “It is unknown how long these efforts may take. While we are deeply grieving, we plan to celebrate Chuck and Charley’s lives, our memories with them, and what they meant to so many people. Thank you to all who have reached out with fond words, stories, emotional and financial support.”

There has been little information shared since the father and son went missing, as there was little to report. However, the outpouring of support from friends and fans of Morris has been consistent since the news of his disappearance broke. A vigil took place at Lost Bridge on March 18, and online communities have planned other virtual gatherings as well.

Yesterday Morris’ wife, Jenny Thompson, made a statement that read, “Please know how grateful our family is for all the outpouring of support. Chuck absolutely loves the Lotus family and fans and was so inspired after coming home from this last tour. You make his life so meaningful and we are thankful for that. Please continue to hold my lovely husband and son in your hearts and prayers.”

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