Country Singer Craig Strickland Missing, Friend Found Dead After Eerie Tweet

KAW LAKE, Okla. — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the body of a 22-year-old man has been recovered and a second man is missing after the two went duck hunting and their boat capsized.


Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons confirmed Monday that rescuers discovered the body of Chase Morland from Kaw Lake in northern Oklahoma. A second man, 29-year-old Craig Strickland of Springdale, Arkansas, was still missing.

Rescue workers found the boat shortly after midnight Monday, after the two were reported missing.

Strickland is the lead singer of the Arkansas-based country-rock band Backroad Anthem, which posted on its Facebook page that he and another man were missing.

Sheriff Joel Kerns in southeast Oklahoma says rescuers also are searching for a man whose vehicle was swept off a flooded county road.

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Social media is buzzing about Morland’s ominous tweet foreshadowing their disappearance: “In case we don’t come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. #IntoTheStorm”

A tragedy – let’s hope Craig is found safe.


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