Recovery efforts suspended for day

Ponca City Now - December 28, 2015 5:02 pm

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol announced at 5 p.m. Monday that the search for a second duck hunter missing at Kaw Lake has been suspended for the night.

At 11:10 a.m. Monday, Trooper Humdy and Trooper Vann recovered the body of Chase R. Morland, 22, from Van Buren, Ark., from Kaw Lake. At this time search efforts are still under way in attempt to locate Craig M. Strickland, 29 year old male from Springdale, Ark. The men’s families have been notified.

The OHP reports no personal floatation devices were in use. The boat has been found but not recovered at this time, troopers said.

At this time, the search efforts are going to be suspended for the day due to weather and fading lights. Search efforts will resume in the morning.

 

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