Country singer Craig Strickland and his friend Chase Morland went duck hunting during a winter storm in northern Oklahoma over the weekend, Morland sent what is now a prophetic tweet. “In case we don’t come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma. #IntoTheStorm,” Morland tweeted late Saturday.

Morland was located dead days later, and searchers are looking for Strickland, 29, in Oklahoma’s Kaw Lake, where their boat purportedly overturned. Some good news did come today as the singer’s dog was found alive.


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While the search for Strickland continues after he went missing during a duck hunting trip that claimed the life of his friend Chase Morland, Strickland’s family is taking a little bit of comfort in the fact that his beloved black lab Sam, who was also on the trip, was found safe and sound, walking the bank of the Arkansas river. “Craig’s dog being found alive is a very good sign,” Strickland’s friend and Backroad Anthem bandmate Toby Freeman tells PEOPLE. “That’s a piece of hope that we’re actually clinging on to. h/t people

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Craig Strickland’s family and friends have not given up hope he’s alive.