"The Oklahoma Highway Patrol having gone above and beyond, especially going through this struggle, is the most comforting thing you can have," Craig's wife Helen told 40/29 News

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Country singer Craig Strickland’s wife Helen remains hopeful that he will be found safe and sound.

Strickland, 29, went missing Monday after heading into a winter storm to go duck hunting with his friend, Chase Morland.

Morland was found dead the same day by their capsized boat.

Helen spoke to 40/29 News and said that the search crew’s success in being able to narrow down the area where the men were hunting has kept her positive.

“To see how much more work can be done in a specific area, it has given us a lot of rest because we feel like that’ll give us a lot of hope they will find Craig soon,” she told the news outlet.

She and her family also find comfort from receiving thoughts and prayers from people all over the world.

“Every time there’s a post from some random person who I have never met before that says, ‘Hey, I don’t know you, I’m reading this, I’m praying for you, my heart goes out to you, it’s almost like I don’t have to hurt on my own,” she said.

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She added: “It’s more painful for us to think he could be underwater. Still we want that closure in seeing him.”

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol released a statement on Friday according to 40/29 News asking volunteers involved in the search to not enter the search area.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family.