Poznati pjevač pronađen mrtav nakon osmodnevne potrage
POZNATI country pjevač Craig Strickland pronađen je mrtav, javlja CNN. Strickland, frontmen benda Backroad Anthem, krajem prosinca je s prijateljem Chaseom Morlandom otišao loviti patke na jezero Kay County. I to u trenutku kad je Oklahomu zahvatilo olujno nevrijeme.
Njihov nestanak je 27. prosinca prijavila rodbina. Ubrzo je pronađen čamac u kojem su Strickland i Morland otišli u lov, a dan kasnije u jezeru je pronađeno tijelo njegovog prijatelja.
Čini se da se čamac prevrnuo, a prema porukama na društvenim mrežama očito je da su znali da idu u opasan pothvat.
"U slučaju da se ne vratimo, idemo ravno kroz oluju Goliath u lov na patke u Oklahomu", napisao je Morland neposredno prije nestanka.
Strickland je imao tek 29 godina, najavljivali su mu sjajnu karijeru, a bio je u braku s Helen Wisner, bivšom miss Arkansasa. Ona se od njega oprostila preko Twittera, zahvalivši Bogu što je konačno pronađen.
Na Instagramu je objavila da je njen suprug uspio izaći iz vode i popeti se na brdo, no preminuo je od pothlađenosti.
"U posljednjim trenucima svog života nije osjećao bol, osjećao se kao što se osjećamo kad tonemo u san. Kad su ga našli, ležao je poput križa, gledajući prema Ocu", napisala je.
Craig was found today. We can finally rest knowing that he is at Home in Heaven with his Father. The night of the accident he had fought his way out of the water and up a hill before the stages of hypothermia set in. He experienced no pain in his final moments and simply felt like he was falling asleep. They found him lying in the shape of a cross looking up to his Father. Thank you to every single person who prayed for him and our family during this time. There was not a more peaceful way for him to go into the arms of our Lord, and I know your prayers had a role in making that happen. I know he saw Jesus at that moment when he laid down and walked arm in arm with Him into a better Everlasting Life. I love you with all my heart Craig Michael. #craigstrickland
On the day of our wedding Craig had me watch a video he had made to tell me how much he loved me. I am so thankful for technology in this moment because I will always have this. I watched this privately prior to walking down the aisle, and so now I want to share this small excerpt with all of you. Thank you @stylistmeganfarmer for helping him make this. I will cherish it for ever. "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalms 116:15" Thank you Lord for sharing #craigstrickland with me. You allowed me to borrow him on this earth, but he was always Yours. I will forever cherish our year of marriage. This was truly the type of man you were and will always be remembered as. I love you Craig Michael.