The bodies of the drummer for Lotus. Chuck Morris, and his 20-year-old son were just found and recovered from Beaver Lake in Arkansas after 24 days of search and recovery efforts. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office announced the successful recovery of the bodies on its Facebook page, saying:
Lotus posted about the recovery of the bodies and the family’s statement on the matter in an Instagram post, saying:
UPDATE: Chuck Morris was also recovered yesterday. Thanks to the efforts of the local search teams. We appreciate your support at this time.
Statement From the Family of Chuck and Charley Morris:
“Our family was informed by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office that Charley Morris has been found. We have concluded the cause of his death was drowning. The teams are still actively searching for Chuck Morris, but we continue to have faith in their work.
Morris Family Benefit Concerts:
Thank you all for the outpour of support from around the world – we feel it and love you just as much! We look forward to meeting many of the Lotus fans at the upcoming benefit concerts in Denver, Harrisburg, and New York. Please purchase tickets at lotusvibes.com”
Help support the family’s immediate financial needs by donating at the gofundme link in our bio.
The original GoFundMe from late March said:
After an exhaustive search led by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the family and the commanders leading the search and recovery activities are in agreement as to the fate and probable location of Chuck and Charley. The weather and other elements created a perfect storm on the lake, and in the lake, that was unsurvivable. The community, authorities, and organizations that specialize in finding loved ones are continuing recovery efforts to bring Chuck and Charley home.
The Lost Bridge area community around Beaver Lake has been immensely supportive of our family and loved ones, and we are grateful for their contributions and foundation they have given us to be successful with the search and now moving forward. We are overwhelmed by the love from around the world for Chuck and Charley, and we will celebrate their lives and contributions to the world in gatherings that will be announced in coming days and weeks. The family wishes to thank all friends, rescue personnel, volunteers, and the communities surrounding Beaver Lake for their strength and support. As a family, we are deeply grieving but have been heartened by all the love and tributes that have been sent our way for Chuck and Charley. We love you all. Please also continue supporting the Lotus community that was Chuck’s passion, and the Ohio Wesleyan University community that Charley dearly loved. Thank you for keeping them all in your hearts and prayers.
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