Craig Strickland, the 29-year-old frontman of Arkansas-based country band Backroad Anthem, went missing after embarking on a duck hunting trip around Kaw Lake in Kay County, Oklahoma Sunday. Strickland was with friend Chase Morland, whose body was found in the lake on Monday afternoon, according to The Weather Channel.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was contacted by the Kay County sheriff’s office at about 9 p.m. Sunday after learning that the two hunters had gone missing sometime over the weekend. Their boat was found capsized Monday night, but Strickland is still missing.
We love you Craig Michael. Come home. pic.twitter.com/Qiym6OrPiY
— Helen Strickland (@HelenWisner) December 29, 2015
Before setting out, Morland, posted on Twitter that he and Strickland, were “going right through Winter Storm Goliath” to go duck hunting.
— Chase Morland (@ChaseMorland) December 27, 2015
Strickland’s wife, Helen, reported via Twitter Monday that although her husband has not yet been found, their dog who was accompanying Strickland and Morland on the hunting trip, was found alive.
Craig’s dog Sam has been found. His boat has been confirmed as being capsized. They are still searching for Craig. Please keep praying.
— Helen Strickland (@HelenWisner) December 28, 2015
The band has been updating fans, friend and family on the search via their Facebook page, relaying information from both authorities and the two men’s family members.
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