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Medical examiner releases autopsy report of man who died during Oklahoma hunting trip

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Craig Strickland Chase Morland

KAY COUNTY, Okla. – The autopsy results were released for a man who disappeared while duck hunting during a winter storm in Oklahoma last month.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, troopers began searching for 29-year-old Craig Strickland and 22-year-old Chase Morland, after the pair did not return from a duck hunting trip on Kaw Lake in late December.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said they found a capsized boat, and found Morland’s body at Kaw Lake a short time later.

One week later, Strickland’s body was found.

According to records from the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office obtained by the Associated Press, Morland drowned after his boat capsized.

The medical examiner also cited exposure to freezing temperatures as contributing to his death.

Strickland’s cause of death has not been released.