Please say special prayers for Chase Morland. They were very close. Craig is still missing please pray 4 safe retrn pic.twitter.com/pbM3qNUAWS— @BackroadAnthem
Friends and family of country singer Craig Strickland are holding on to hope for a miracle after he went missing on a hunting expedition on Monday that left his bandmate dead.
Strickland, 29, and Chase Morland, 22, members of the country band Backroad Anthem, had braved the winter storms that have been battering the U.S. Midwest to hunt ducks in Oklahoma on Sunday.
Morland's body was found along with their capsized boat in Oklahoma's Kaw Lake on Monday. County police have not found any trace of Strickland, reported US Weekly.
Morland had posted a tweet early Sunday morning, writing: "In case we don't come back @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. #IntoTheStorm"
Strickland's wife, Helen, has been posting periodic updates about the search. She posted a photo of Strickland's dog Sam, who was found near Morland's body.
Craig's dog Sam has been found. His boat has been confirmed as being capsized. They are still searching for Craig. Please keep praying.— @HelenWisner
Craig is still missing. The search has been called for the night. It will resume again in the morning with a sonar boat. Still need prayers.— @HelenWisner
Craig's dog Sam. pic.twitter.com/W09bACtsyy— @HelenWisner
While the search continues, the band's Facebook account notified fans about a prayer vigil for Strickland at a local church.
We love you Craig Michael. Come home. pic.twitter.com/Qiym6OrPiY— @HelenWisner