This could be a good sign.
On Tuesday, the country crooner’s wife, Helen , took to Twitter to reveal that their dog, Sam , survived the scary situation, writing:
For everyone wanting to know, Sam is fine. He was a brave boy. He wouldn’t leave Chase’s body until the Warden found him.
Helen Strickland (@HelenWisner) December 29, 2015
She also shared a snap of the 29-year-old’s lab. Take a look (below):
The brunette beauty first revealed that police found Sam on Monday, but didn’t explain that the pooch was alright, sharing:
Craig’s dog Sam has been found. His boat has been confirmed as being capsized. They are still searching for Craig. Please keep praying.
Helen Strickland (@HelenWisner) December 28, 2015
Sam’s safe return has actually been really encouraging for the Backroad Anthem singer’s loved ones.
Bandmate Toby Freeman explained his optimism to People , saying:
“Craig’s dog being found alive is a very good sign. That’s a piece of hope that we’re actually clinging on to. ”
The guitarist confessed that the pup’s survival was surprising because of his age, adding:
“Sam’s an older lab and for him to make it in such harsh conditions it’s just so amazing and we’re clinging on to that. ”
The musician continued to say that he believes his friend and frontman could pull through, admitting:
“Anything that Craig put his mind to he could accomplish. He’s so passionate about his wife, his family, the band he had a fire in him for the things that he loved. ”
And authorities reportedly say that the mission is still a search and rescue , not a search and recover. We hope to hear more good news as the search unfolds.
Our thoughts are with everyone affected during this trying time.
[ Image via Craig Strickland/ Twitter . ]