Country singer Craig Strickland is still missing after his boat capsized during a duck hunt in Oklahoma over the weekend, but his family got a sign of hope on Monday when Craig’s dog Sam -- who joined the singer and friend Chase Morland on the trip -- was found alive.
“For everyone wanting to know, Sam is fine,” Craig's wife, Helen Strickland, shared on Tuesday, along with a picture of the labrador retriever. “He was a brave boy. He wouldn't leave Chase's body until the Warden found him.”
For everyone wanting to know, Sam is fine. He was a brave boy. He wouldn't leave Chase's body until the Warden found him.— Helen Strickland (@HelenWisner) December 29, 2015
On Tuesday, Helen, a former Miss Arkansas, tweeted more updates as the search for Craig continues. The singer’s father, Randy Strickland, told ET on Tuesday morning that there was still no new information on his son's whereabouts. Police confirmed on Monday that Morland had been found dead.
Helen also shared a sweet picture of the couple, tweeting a hopeful message for her husband’s rescue. Craig is the lead singer and acoustic guitarist for Backroad Anthem, a local country/rock band in Alma, Arkansas.
“We love you Craig Michael,” she wrote. “Come home.”
We love you Craig Michael. Come home. pic.twitter.com/Qiym6OrPiY— Helen Strickland (@HelenWisner) December 29, 2015
ET will continue to monitor this story as it progresses.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kay County Sheriff's Office at 580-362-2517 or the Oklahoma Highway Patrol at 405-425-2424.