Country singer missing, friend found dead in Oklahoma

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A search is underway for a country singer who went missing during a hunting trip in Oklahoma. (WPVI)

A search has resumed in northern Oklahoma for a country singer from Arkansas who went missing along with a friend while duck hunting in severe weather.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons said Tuesday that authorities had returned to Kay County in northern Oklahoma where 29-year-old Craig Strickland of Springdale, Arkansas, went missing on Sunday.


On Monday, troopers recovered the body of Strickland's hunting companion, Chase Morland, from Kaw Lake.

Timmons says the remote location coupled with recent heavy rains have complicated the search effort.

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A search is underway for a country singer who went missing during a hunting trip in Oklahoma.



Strickland is the lead singer of the Arkansas-based country-rock band Backroad Anthem.

The weekend storms are blamed for at least three deaths in Oklahoma and more than 100 injuries, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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