Country singer Craig Strickland missing after going duck hunting in massive storm

Country Singer Craig Strickland Missing After Duck Hunting Trip, Friend Found Dead
Country Singer Craig Strickland Missing After Duck Hunting Trip, Friend Found Dead

Country singer Craig Strickland is missing after going on a duck hunting trip with a friend during a violent storm on Saturday.

"In case we don't come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. #IntoTheStorm," hunting buddy Chase Morland tweeted late Saturday.

See photos of Morland and Strickland:

The close friends were last seen roughly two hours later, when they left for a hunting trip north of Tulsa, in Kay County, Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Their boat was found capsized just after midnight Monday.

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Tragically, 22-year-old Morland's remains were recovered by officials at around 11 a.m. that morning, local station CBS affiliate THV 11 reported. Search efforts had to be suspended due to bad weather but will resume on Tuesday.

Strickland, 29, of Springdale, Arkansas, is the lead singer and acoustic guitarist for country rock band Backroad Anthem.

On Monday evening, their official Facebook page asked fans to pray for their missing colleague. "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 pm 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."

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The other members of Backroad Anthem are: Toby Freeman, Eric Dysart, Josh Bryant, Brandon Robold and Isaac Senty.

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.

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