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From the band Lotus on their Facebook page: 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. 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. Help support the family’s immediate financial needs by donating at

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By Maria Pasquini, People

A father and son remain missing after going kayaking together in Arkansas last week while on a spring break trip.

Chuck Morris (not to be confused with the concert promoter), a 47-year-old percussionist for Colorado jam band Lotus, and his 20-year-old son Charley were reported missing on Thursday after they went kayaking on Beaver Lake and failed to return, according to ABC affiliate KHBS.

They were last seen at 11:00 a.m. that morning when leaving the Lost Bridge area of the lake, reported CBS affiliate KCTV.

A family friend told ABC affiliate KHBS the pair, who are from Kansas City, Mo., were in Arkansas for a family vacation during spring break.

The band, which formed in 1999, had recently finished a tour, per the outlet.

So far, authorities have been able to recover both kayaks as well as a life jacket, but the father and son have yet to be found, according to KHBS.

A spokesperson for the Benton County Sheriff’s Office told the outlet the search, which is now being considered a recovery mission, has been difficult due to cold 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 “tough” on everyone.

“It’s such a tragic situation,” Jesse Miller told NBC affiliate KUSA. “I don’t know if anyone really knows how to prepare for something like this.”
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GoFundMe for Chuck and Charley Morris:

Please note: Due to existing laws, Jenny & Amelia will not be able to access any life insurance monies for more than a year. Monies raised will go to the expenses they will incur in the coming year including for funeral and legal fees.

Photo: Chuck and Charley Morris
(From the GoFundMe page)

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