Craig Strickland's Wife Asks for Prayers After Backroad Anthem Singer's Boat Capsizes: 'We Love You, Craig Michael. Come Home'
Craig and his friend went missing during a hunting trip in Oklahoma
Helen Strickland, the wife of country singer Craig Strickland, asked fans to “keep praying” following her husband’s disappearance in Oklahoma over the weekend.
Craig and friend Chase Morland went duck hunting amid winter storm Goliath. After family and friends didn’t hear from them, a search party began looking for the pair. Morland’s body was discovered, but Craig is still missing.
Helen, who was Miss Arkansas USA in 2014, has been regularly posting updates on her Twitter, first writing on Monday that “Craig’s dog Sam has been found.”
She continued, “His boat has been confirmed as being capsized. They are still searching for Craig. Please keep praying.”
A few hours later Helen informed fans that Craig was still missing and the search party had been called off for the night.
“It will resume again in the morning with a sonar boat,” she wrote. “Still need prayers.”
Morland posted a Tweet about the trip over the weekend, ominously foreshadowing what was to come.
“In case we don’t come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. #IntoTheStorm,” Morland wrote.
Craig is one of the lead vocalists for country rock band Backroad Anthem. The group has also been using social media to share updates on the search for the 29-year-old.
“The search has been called off for the night, bringing boat with sonar in morning,” Craig’s father, Randy Strickland, wrote through the band’s Facebook. “A friend gave me these words! We are trying to think of a scenario where he is still alive. Hoping against the odds. We can’t even stand to think about it. We are devastated. Only God & time can put us back together. Love all!”
Helen, however, had the most simple message for her husband as the search restarted.
“We love you Craig Michael,” she tweeted. “Come home.”