Tweet meant to be joke becomes tragic reality after singer reported missing, friend found dead

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OKLAHOMA — The body of a 22-year-old man has been recovered and a second man is missing after the two went duck hunting and their boat capsized, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons confirmed Monday that rescuers discovered the body of Chase Morland, of Kaw Lake in northern Oklahoma. A second man, 29-year-old Craig Strickland, of Springdale, Ark., was still missing.

Rescue workers found the boat shortly after midnight Monday, after the two were reported missing.

Strickland is the lead singer of the Arkansas-based country-rock band Backroad Anthem, which posted on its Facebook page that he and another man were missing.

Sheriff Joel Kerns in southeast Oklahoma says rescuers also are searching for a man whose vehicle was swept off a flooded county road.

In a middle-of-the-night tweet, what was meant to be a joke became a sad reality after the pair vanished.

“In case we don’t come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma #IntoTheStorm,” he wrote.

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