OKEECHOBEE, FL – MARCH 5: Chuck Morris of Lotus performs on stage at the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Day 3 on March 5, 2016 in Okeechobee, Florida. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for Okeechobee)
ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — One of the kayakers reported missing at Beaver Lake on March 16 is the percussionist for the famous instrumental band Lotus.
The band’s Facebook page told fans on March 17 that Chuck Morris and his son Charley were missing and asked fans to contact local authorities.
The Facebook page linked to a GoFundMe page on March 18, which asked for financial support for the Morris family. The GoFundMe reached more than $10,000 in the first two hours of its creation.
Chuck and Charley were reported missing in the Lost Bridge area of Beaver Lake. The search was suspended due to weather conditions and poor visibility. The search resumed on 17 March.
Lt. Shannon Jenkins of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office says the Morris family was traveling from Kansas City to vacation at Beaver Lake.
Jenkins says the search will continue through the weekend.
A vigil was held March 18 for the two at the Lost Bridge Village Recreation Center in Garfield.