Craig Strickland's wife holding out hope as search for him continues

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As the search for Craig Strickland continues, his wife remains hopeful that her husband will be found.

Helen Strickland spoke to 40/29 News on Friday, expressing her gratitude for the work and support from the search teams that have been working tirelessly for five days.

"The canine units [and] the Kay County Sheriff's Office has been so wonderful to us," she told the local Oklahoma TV station. "The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has gone above and beyond anything they were called to do, which for a family going through this kind of struggle, that is the most comforting thing you can have."

WATCH: Craig Strickland's Family Is 'Hurting' as Search Continues

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This undated image released by Lightfly Creative shows Craig Strickland, lead singer of Arkansas-based country-rock band Backroad Anthem. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Strickland, 29, of Springdale, Ark., died at Kaw Lake, near the Kansas-Oklahoma state line after he and Chase Moreland disappeared on a hunting trip. Strickland'sbody was recovered on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. The body of Morland, 22, of Van Buren, Ark., was recovered Dec. 28. (Brian Armas/Lightfly Creative via AP)

Craig Strickland and Chase Morland

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In case we don't come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. πŸ˜… #IntoTheStorm

Chase Morland and Craig Strickland

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Thank you so much @kristinathomasphotography for sending these beautiful pictures of us. I am crying because they make my heart so full of love for this man. I love him with every fiber of my being. And I want to thank everyone for all the love, kind words and support they have sent to our family. Thank you for continuing to pray without stopping. Because of you we have been able to make it through this difficult time. Thank you for loving us and Chase's family. Thank you @CrossChurch and @shilohsaints For holding a prayer session for Craig for the past two nights. I couldn't make it through life without all of you. Thank you to all the people who have come up, called, and messaged me to shower me with love. Thank you to @backroadanthem for loving me as a sister and being there for our family every step of the way. Thank you to all the OK law enforcement agencies that have cared so much through this crisis. I'm sorry I can't thank everyone for everything you have done. But know that I love you and appreciate every single call, text, hug and prayer. To update everyone, the search for Craig has been called for the night and will resume in the morning. We love you and appreciate you more than words can say. Please continue to pray for both our and Chase's family.

Craig Strickland with his band Backroad Anthem

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R E A D Y for tonight in Jonesboro. AR Brickhouse 9pm πŸ‘πŸΌ

Craig Strickland

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Craig Strickland

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From Little Rock last night to now sitting in a tree in Brown County Illinois... Ready to give an Illinois buck a ride in the back of the truck... πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ
Thank you everyone who will be there tonight. You have no idea what that means to me and does for my heart. I am so blessed to have my CrossChurch and Shiloh family. I wouldn't be able to walk through this difficult moment without all of you. Thank you all. Love you ❀️
Merry Christmas from the Stricklands ☺️ #PrettyWife #Christmas
#missusa2015 with my love ❀️ @backroadcraig I'm so incredibly happy a member of our Vanbros family won it!!! So proud to have judged you at Miss OK USA @missusa! You did amazing!! πŸ‘‘πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ»
Well that was fun... #KendrickFincher #Arkansas
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As the search for Craig Strickland continues, his wife remains hopeful that her husband will be found.

Helen Strickland spoke to 40/29 News on Friday, expressing her gratitude for the work and support from the search teams that have been working tirelessly for five days.

"The canine units [and] the Kay County Sheriff's Office has been so wonderful to us," she told the local Oklahoma TV station. "The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has gone above and beyond anything they were called to do, which for a family going through this kind of struggle, that is the most comforting thing you can have."

WATCH: Craig Strickland's Family Is 'Hurting' as Search Continues

Craig, 29, and his close friend Chase Morland, 22, went missing last weekend after their boat capsized during a duck hunting trip on Kaw Lake in Oklahoma.Chase's body was recovered on Monday, the same day that Craig's dog, who had accompanied the men on the hunt, was found alive.

On Thursday, Oklahoma Highway Patrol narrowed down their recovery area, which Helen said gives the family "a lot of rest because we feel like that'll give us hope that we're going to find Craig soon."

"He's in a better place," she added. "Still we want that closure in seeing him."

Kind words from strangers have also helped Helen stay positive.

"Every time I look at my phone and there's a post from some random person that I've have never met before that says, 'Hey, you don't know me, but I'm praying for you. I've read this. My heart goes out to you and I hurt for you,' it's almost like I don't have to hurt on my own," she explained.

WATCH: Country Singer Craig Strickland Missing in Oklahoma, Friend Found Dead

Helen gave an update via Instagram on Friday about the efforts that will be made over the weekend, explaining that "the search has been more confined today. Approval has been given for more professional crews to join in tomorrow."

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine confirmed Helen's statement in a press release, adding that Saturday's search will begin at daybreak with two search canines, side scan sonars and a helicopter to help with the efforts.

WATCH: Craig Strickland's Wife Shares Update on The Couple's Found Dog: 'He Wouldn't Leave Chase's Body'

Helen also shared a photo of herself with a group of friends looking out at a lake, thanking her pals for all their support.

"Thank you to my sweet friends for being there for me during one of my rougher days. You left everything to be there with me and I couldn't have made it to this point without you," she wrote. "You make me laugh when I wanted to just sit and cry. Thank you to friends who have offered to come. I appreciate the love you have sent. Thank you everyone for all of your continued prayers and support. Your prayers have helped get me through another day. Still searching. Love you all."

Craig, 29, and his close friend Chase Morland, 22, went missing last weekend after their boat capsized during a duck hunting trip on Kaw Lake in Oklahoma.Chase's body was recovered on Monday, the same day that Craig's dog, who had accompanied the men on the hunt, was found alive.

On Thursday, Oklahoma Highway Patrol narrowed down their recovery area, which Helen said gives the family "a lot of rest because we feel like that'll give us hope that we're going to find Craig soon."

"He's in a better place," she added. "Still we want that closure in seeing him."

Kind words from strangers have also helped Helen stay positive.

"Every time I look at my phone and there's a post from some random person that I've have never met before that says, 'Hey, you don't know me, but I'm praying for you. I've read this. My heart goes out to you and I hurt for you,' it's almost like I don't have to hurt on my own," she explained.

WATCH: Country Singer Craig Strickland Missing in Oklahoma, Friend Found Dead

Helen gave an update via Instagram on Friday about the efforts that will be made over the weekend, explaining that "the search has been more confined today. Approval has been given for more professional crews to join in tomorrow."

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine confirmed Helen's statement in a press release, adding that Saturday's search will begin at daybreak with two search canines, side scan sonars and a helicopter to help with the efforts.

WATCH: Craig Strickland's Wife Shares Update on The Couple's Found Dog: 'He Wouldn't Leave Chase's Body'

Helen also shared a photo of herself with a group of friends looking out at a lake, thanking her pals for all their support.

"Thank you to my sweet friends for being there for me during one of my rougher days. You left everything to be there with me and I couldn't have made it to this point without you," she wrote. "You make me laugh when I wanted to just sit and cry. Thank you to friends who have offered to come. I appreciate the love you have sent. Thank you everyone for all of your continued prayers and support. Your prayers have helped get me through another day. Still searching. Love you all."

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Thinking about the band, family, friends and fans of @BackroadAnthem . Hoping for some good news out of Oklahoma for Craig Strickland.
We love you Craig Michael. Come home. https://t.co/Qiym6OrPiY
"You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book." - Psalm 56:8 ❀️
Sending our prayers to the families & friends of Chase Morland, Craig Strickland & @BackroadAnthem from everyone at #CMchat!
Our thoughts & prayers are with Craig Strickland, his family and his band @BackroadAnthem. #prayersforcraig https://t.co/Dyrgk29Uh5
please pray for Craig Strickland and his family. he is still missing and his friends body was found. please please pray for this family.
For everyone wanting to know, Sam is fine. He was a brave boy. He wouldn't leave Chase's body until the Warden found him.
Craig's dog Sam. https://t.co/W09bACtsyy
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Chase Morland. RIP. Also praying for Craig Strickland. πŸ‘ΌπŸΌ https://t.co/lo07d3ZV3l
My heart is so heavy for the families of Chase Morland and Craig Strickland.
Plz pray for Craig Strickland, lead singer of Backroad Anthem & husband of @HelenWisner.His hunting boat was found capsized & he is missing
Please, if you're reading this, keep Chase Morland and Craig Strickland and their families in your prayers. God is in control #powerofprayer
My thoughts and prayers are with your family as we hold hope for a miracle. #AllWeCanDo #CraigStrickland
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Craig's band, Backroad Anthem, shared a touching tribute to the singer Wednesday, calling the country singer the "most passionate person that we know."

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