A GoFundMe has been created to assist the family of Lotus percussionist Chuck Morris and his son Charley. The pair were last seen on Thursday, March 16, kayaking on Beaver Lake in Fayetteville, Ark., as confirmed on the band’s social media

On Friday afternoon, Lotus posted on their official Facebook account, “We have been informed that Lotus percussionist Chuck Morris and his son are currently missing after kayaking on Beaver Lake near Fayetteville, Arkansas. If you are in the area or have any information or sightings of Chuck and his son, please contact local authorities.” 

In addition to the statement, the band also shared the phone number to reach local authorities if anyone has information that might assist in the search efforts. As a follow-up to their initial post, Lotus added that a family friend of Morris had started a GoFundMe to provide financial support for his immediate family. 

Local search crews have been scoping the Lost Bridge area, where it is believed the father and son were last seen. Lt. Shannon Jenkins stated: “We’ve got Benton County Sheriff’s Office, we’ve got our dive teams, our search and rescue teams.”

On Thursday night, Lt. Jenkins said that deputies had suspended the search after high winds and subfreezing temperatures hindered the team’s efforts. He also reported that a single kayak and jacket were located, and a second was found the following day, Friday, March 17. 

In an interview with the local news team, Morris’ wife, Jennifer Thompson, said, “I hope that they are found alive and come home to me and Amelia, and if that doesn’t happen tonight, I just hope wherever they are, they are safe and at peace.” 

Morris and his family were in the region on spring break vacation. For anyone with information that might assist in the search efforts, please contact the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, or call 911. 

Authorities and friends of the family are asking those in the area to keep an eye out for the two men.

See Lotus’ post below.

This story is still developing.