One week after he went missing, Craig Strickland has been found. The lead singer for country band Backroad Anthem and his friend, Chase Morland, disappeared while duck hunting on Kaw Lake in Oklahoma. Morland’s body was recovered on Monday (Dec. 28), but Strickland wasn’t found until today (Jan. 4).
According to a post made by Oklahoma news reporter Pedro Rivera, a recovery has been made and family has been notified.
Strickland's body was recovered along the shoreline of Kaw Lake.
Strickland’s wife, Helen, faithfully kept the public updated on rescue and recovery efforts over the last week via her social media accounts. According to Helen, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and rescue units have worked tirelessly during the past week using boats equipped with sonar, a helicopter, and cadaver dogs to find her husband.
We are so thankful for the 4 State Search and Rescue team who have volunteered their services to help the Oklahoma State Police. We are also blessed to have the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, McLean County EMA (IL) and the Cottleville Fire Dept (MO) working as one combined effort. They have all brought with them so much hope for myself and the rest of our family. We want to ask everyone to pray specifically for these wonderful individuals and their amazing canine helpers. We could not have asked for better equipped experts to help us find Craig. #prayersforcraigstrickland
Our prayers are with Craig Strickland’s family at this time.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
On behalf of the family, a GoFundMe campaign was set up to help with expenses as they continue to cope with the loss of Craig. All the money goes directly to an account managed by Helen. If you should feel it in your heart, please check out www.gofundme.com/prayersforcraig
For those of you who many not be familiar with Backroad Anthem, they are a country/rock band based out of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Known for their high-energy performances, Backroad Anthem rose in fame quickly. After just a year, they opened for big names like Chris Young, Josh Turner, and Dustin Lynch.
Craig Strickland lead the band with his phenomenal lead vocals beside 5 other very talented musicians: Toby, Eric, Josh, Brandon and Isaac.
Check out one of their more popular tunes, "Say It To You", in the fantastic performance below.
Our prayers continue to be with the family and friends of Craig Strickland and Chase Morland during this difficult time.
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