The 29-year-old went missing on Saturday afternoon after embarking on a duck hunting trip in Oklahoma with friend Chase Morland, who issued an ominous tweet about the weather they would be facing.
"In case we don't come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. #IntoTheStorm," the 22-year-old Morland posted on Saturday. Police said that Morland's body was found on Monday, and that Strickland is still missing.
"Craig's dog Sam has been found," Strickland's wife, a former Miss Arkansas, said in a Twitter update on Monday evening. "His boat has been confirmed as being capsized. They are still searching for Craig. Please keep praying."
Craig's dog Sam has been found. His boat has been confirmed as being capsized. They are still searching for Craig. Please keep praying.
"We are trying to think of a scenario where he is still alive," the elder Strickland earlier said of his son. "Hoping against the odds. We can't even stand to think about it. We are devastated. Only God & time can put us back together."
Strickland is the lead singer and acoustic guitarist for Backroad Anthem, a local country/rock band in Alma, Arkansas.
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.