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Craig Strickland is missing and feared dead after he and a friend went on a duck hunting trip in Kay County, Oklahoma, during a violent storm last weekend.

According to media reports Tuesday, the county singers boat was found capsized in Kaw Lake north of Tulsa just after midnight on Monday morning.

Craig Strickland Missing After Going Duck Hunting in Massive Storm

Craig Strickland Missing After Going Duck Hunting in Massive Storm

The remains of Strickland’s friend, 22-year-old Chase Morland, were recovered by officials at around 11 a.m., local station CBS affiliate THV 11 reported.


Search and rescue efforts for Strickland had to be suspended due to bad weather but will resume on Tuesday, his father, Randy, tweeted.

Morland sent out a an eerie tweet  that seemed to foreshadow tragedy: “In case we don’t come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. #IntoTheStorm.”

The pair were last seen roughly two hours later, when they left for the trip in Kay County, Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.


“Please join us tonight at the Cross Church Springdale student building as we pray for Craig, the families, and his safety,” the message read. “It starts at 9 p.m. and everyone is welcome. If you can’t make it, please join us in prayer at 9 from home. The power of prayer is huge.”

Backroad Anthem is scheduled to play at the Rev Room in Little Rock, Arkansas, on New Year’s Eve.  They’ve performed with notable country music artists including Justin Moore and Dierks Bentley