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Missing Wyoming man found near Moccasin Creek Bay

A Wyoming man that has been missing since Friday evening was found early Tuesday morning, according to the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office.

Jared Holloway, 32, is alive and well, Deputy Kyle Grove wrote in an email. He was reported missing after last being seen at a well site in McKenzie County. He was driving a red Kenworth semi truck with a silver trailer used to haul crude on his usual route.

Holloway had not been in contact with  family, friends or co-workers for approximately 75 hours, Grove wrote in the email.

Holloway was found by Dunn County Sheriff’s Deputy Hunter Rhoades around 1 a.m. Tuesday in his tanker truck just off Road BIA 17 and 12th Street Northwest, about five miles north of Moccasin Creek Bay, according to the email. He was located by his employer, Killdeer-based Maxxon Energy Corp., who used a GPS signal from Holloway’s tablet in his truck to find his location, Grove wrote. Holloway also sent a text message at approximately 11:20 p.m. Monday to Maxxon dispatcher Shawna Dixon, who contacted Grove and relayed the information.

Holloway was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center in Dickinson, where he was treated for severe dehydration, according to the email.

The search for Holloway went viral on Facebook over the weekend. His family was thrilled that he was found and wanted to thank everyone involved in the search, Grove wrote in the email.

The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office, North Dakota State Radio Dispatch and hundreds of oilfield workers and truckers also aided in the search for Holloway.

April Baumgarten
April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, as the news editor. She works with a team of talented journalists and editors, who strive to give the Grand Forks area the quality news readers deserve to know. Baumgarten grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family continues to raise registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college,  she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.