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Volunteers asked to stay off Kaw Lake as OHP searches for Strickland

The country band, Backroad Anthem, was formed in 2012. (Source: KFOR/Family Photo/Cell Phone Video/Jeremy Scott Photography/Kristina Thomas Photography/Twitter/CNN) The country band, Backroad Anthem, was formed in 2012. (Source: KFOR/Family Photo/Cell Phone Video/Jeremy Scott Photography/Kristina Thomas Photography/Twitter/CNN)

KAW LAKE, OK (KSWO) -The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is asking volunteers to stay off Kaw Lake in northern Oklahoma as crews continue to search for a missing country singer.

Craig Strickland has been missing for five days. Authorities say Strickland and a friend went duck hunting as winter weather moved in last weekend. His friend's body has since been recovered and Strickland's dog was found alive nearby.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol Marine Enforcement Division says they understand people wanting to volunteer in the search, but any boats in the area will hinder their efforts.

OHP’s search efforts have included two side scanning boats, a helicopter, two cadaver dogs and searches around the lake shore. They will add two more search dogs and multiple side scans as they continue to search for Craig Strickland.

Friday’s search was called off due to darkness and they will return Saturday morning as they continue their search.

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