COUNTRY STAR TRAGEDY Singer Craig Strickland missing, friend found dead

The search for Backroad Anthem lead singer Craig Strickland in an Oklahoma lake resumed on Tuesday after being called off late Monday night.

Strickland, 29, had been on a duck hunting trip at Kaw Lake with his friend Chase Marland, 22, during Winter Storm Goliath, which has swept across the Plains and Midwest. When the pair failed to return, authorities searched the lake and found their boat capsized, along with Marland’s body.

Marland had tweeted before their trip that they would be hunting despite the storm.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol dispatcher Randy Munsiger told FOX411 that three troopers were on the lake searching, and more were scouring the shore. A helicopter was also being used. Formed by a 121-foot dam, Kaw Lake is 38 miles long and has 170 miles of shoreline, according to its website.

Strickland’s wife is praying for her husband’s safe return.

“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,” Helen Strickland posted on Twitter late Monday.

She also wrote that her husband’s dog had been found alive: “Craig’s dog Sam has been found. His boat has been confirmed as being capsized. They are still searching for Craig. Please keep praying.”

Early Tuesday morning Helen Strickland posted a photo of she and her husband.

Sheriff Joel Kerns said rescuers also are searching for a man whose vehicle was swept off a flooded county road.

The Stricklands’ pastor, Heath Bryant, held a prayer service Monday night, telling followers: “Come be a part of a time of prayer for @BackroadCRAIG and @HelenWisner at the Cross Church Springdale campus student building at 9pm”

Backroad Anthem is scheduled to play a New Year’s Eve party at the Revolution Room in Little Rock, Arkansas.

COUNTRY STAR TRAGEDY Singer Craig Strickland missing, friend found dead

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