Chuck Morris and Charley Wiki – Bio
Chuck Morris and his son Charley is still missing after kayaking to Arkansas together last week during a spring break trip.
Chuck Morris, a 47-year-old percussionist with the Colorado jam band Lotus, and his 20-year-old son Charley, were reported missing Thursday after they kayaked on Beaver Lake and did not return.
Chuck Morris is 47 and Charley is 20 years old.
Recovery mission has been difficult due to low temperatures and high winds
They were last seen at 11:00 a.m. that morning as they were leaving the Lost Bridge Lake area. A family friend told that the couple, who are from Kansas City, Mo., were in Arkansas for a family vacation over spring break.
The band, which formed in 1999, had recently finished a tour, according to the outlet. So far, authorities have been able to recover both the kayaks and a life jacket, but the father and son have yet to be found.
A spokesperson for the Benton County Sheriff’s Office told the outlet that the search, which is now considered a recovery mission, has been difficult due to low temperatures and high winds in the area. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
A bandmate said this has been “rough” on everyone. “It’s such a tragic situation,” Jesse Miller. “I don’t know if anyone really knows how to prepare for something like this.” Miller said he is especially “hurt for Jenny and Amelia,” the wife and daughter of his bandmate.
“We wanted to hold out hope for as long as possible but as it goes further and further it becomes a miracle state,” Miller told. “It’s just heartbreaking to think about it.”
Raise money for the musician’s family
A family friend created a GoFundMe to help raise money for the musician’s family. “Jenny and her family could use all the prayer they can muster,” the organizer wrote on the page, which has raised more than $75,000 as of Tuesday. “The family is grieving and appreciates all your support.” On Monday, the band shared a statement on their social media page from Chuck’s wife, Jenny.
“Please know how grateful our family is for all the support. Chuck absolutely loves the Lotus family and fans and was so inspired after coming home from this latest tour,” she wrote. “You make his life so meaningful and we are grateful for that.” She added: “Please continue to keep my lovely husband and son in your hearts and prayers.”