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Authorities Search for Suicidal Man in the Badlands

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Authorities and family members have been searching for a man in the Badlands since Wednesday.

A search for 51-year-old Duncan James Templer of Hillsboro continues this weekend.

Templer informed a family member on Wednesday that he was going to take his own life deep in the Badlands, after receiving news that he had lung cancer.

For the past four days, authorities have been searching--but have not found him.

Templer was working in oil country when his employer Trans System requested a welfare check on one of their drivers.

His semi was found parked at an overlook south of the Little Missouri River.

According to Templer's ex sister-in-law Melissa Schwingler, several family members were out searching south of Watford City Saturday.

They searched a few miles east and west of Highway 85, and appreciate all of the volunteers helping with the search.

Melissa says they are looking for people with horses to help search the Badlands because of its very rugged terrain.

The McKenzie and Dunn county sheriff's departments, along with several other agencies have been searching by foot and ATV since Wednesday.

Search dogs and the Highway Patrol plane have also assisted in the search.

The McKenzie County sheriff says the search will continue until all resources are exhausted or until Mr. Templer is found.

If you have any information you should contact the McKenzie Co. Sheriff's Department: (701) 444-3654.

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