0 Updated during 2:53 pm, Dec 29th, 2015 By: Jason Hanna and AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN Newswire
(CNN) — As nation thespian Craig Strickland and his crony Chase Morland set off to hunt ducks during a winter charge in northern Oklahoma over a weekend, Morland sent what is, in retrospect, a vivid tweet.
“In box we don’t come back, @BackroadCRAIG and we are going right by Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. #IntoTheStorm,” Morland tweeted late Saturday.
Days later, Morland is dead, and searchers are looking for Strickland in Oklahoma’s Kaw Lake, where their vessel purportedly overturned.
Strickland, a 29-year-old vocalist in a nation stone rope Backroad Anthem, and Morland, 22, were steep sport during a lake Sunday, a Arkansas-based rope pronounced on a Facebook page, as a extreme winter continue complement was attack executive portions of a country. A hunt was launched after that day after kin didn’t hear from them.
State troopers found Morland’s physique during a lake Monday morning, a Oklahoma Highway Patrol said. Their vessel also was found; a hunt for Strickland paused Monday night since of dark and continue though resumed Tuesday morning.
Police pronounced zero about a means of death. They combined that there were “no personal levity inclination in use.”
Strickland’s mother asked for prayers.
“Craig’s dog Sam has been found. His vessel has been reliable as being capsized,” Helen Strickland, a former Miss Arkansas USA, pronounced Monday on Twitter. “They are still acid for Craig. Please keep praying.”
Weather conditions during a time of a outing were reduction than ideal. A reduction of rain, sleet and sleet pelted a area as winds gusted during speeds of adult to 45 mph (72 kph) Saturday night into Sunday afternoon. Wind chills were as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit (-9 degrees Celsius).
Strickland’s six-member Backroad Anthem shaped in Arkansas in 2012. The rope posted what it pronounced was a summary from Strickland’s father Monday night.
“The hunt has been called off for a night, bringing vessel with sonar in morning,” a post reads. “… We are perplexing to consider of a unfolding where he is still alive. Hoping opposite a odds. We can’t even mount to consider about it. We are devastated. Only God time can put us behind together.”
News of a luckless outing widespread by a song industry. Musician Tyler Rich recounted on Facebook that he and Strickland were sitting during a Nashville bar about dual months ago, articulate about “how vehement we were to see what any of us would be means to accomplish in 2016.”
“Just know we’re praying for we hermit and know there’s still wish you’ll be found,” Rich’s post reads.
Morland, of Van Buren, Arkansas, had worked during a Gellco Outdoors sport supply store in Arkansas.
“Chase mislaid his life in a steep sport collision in Ponca City, Ok,” a post on a business’s Facebook page reads. “Our prayers and magnetism go out to a Morland family during this time of loss. We ask all of a business to remember this family during this time.”
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