On this day June 02, 1986

Born on this day was American country singer Craig Strickland, vocalist for the Arkansas-based band, Backroad Anthem. Strickland died in Jan 2016 after he and a friend had gone to Bear Creek Cove, at Kaw Lake to hunt for ducks. Morland drowned after the Boat they were in capsized, while Strickland swam to shore, but later succumbed to hypothermia. The area had been experiencing severe inclement weather due to Winter storm Goliath with freezing temperatures. His body was discovered on January 4, 2016 after last being seen on December 27, 2015. It was determined by Oklahoma Highway Patrol that Strickland’s body had been difficult to locate due to the camouflage hunting gear he had been wearing at the time of his death.
Source: This Day in Country

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