After a 24-day search, Lotus Drummer Chuck Morris and his son Charley were discovered to be dead.

Nearly a month after the two men went missing while on a kayaking excursion, the body of musician Chuck Morris and his son Charley was discovered this past weekend in Arkansas.

Following a 24-day search for Morris, 47, and Charley, 20, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office revealed on Facebook on Sunday that their remains had been found in the vicinity of Beaver Lake’s Lost Bridge Village.

The statement stated, “Sheriff [Shawn] Holloway would like to thank all the men and women who donated their time and efforts to help bring closure to the family and recover the two missing men. We also want to thank the family of Chuck and Charley.”

The Morris family stated separately on their GoFundMe website that Charley’s death was determined to be a drowning. The cause of death of the senior Morris’s cause is still unknown.

Morris played drums for the electronic band Lotus, based in Denver, while Charley attended Ohio Wesleyan University. The two had vanished on March 16 while visiting Beaver Lake with family for spring break. They had not been seen since.

Lotus announced on social media that the search had changed to a recovery effort five days after the two men went missing.

The band stated, “At this point, the search for Chuck and Charley has switched to a recovery. We were all praying for a miracle. “Although we are in profound mourning, we plan to honor Chuck and Charley’s lives, our memories of them, and their significance for so many people. We appreciate everyone who has sent kind words, stories, and financial and emotional assistance.”

On April 21 and 22, Lotus intends to honor Morris and his kid with two shows at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium. The family will also benefit from upcoming performances in Port Chester, New York, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Lotus, a “jamtronica” band, was founded in 1998 at Goshen College in Indiana; Morris joined the group roughly three years later. Lotus has issued 13 studio albums and live recordings during the past 25 years. Last year, it released “Bloom & Recede,” its most recent album.

 

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