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Chapel Hill man found safe

Posted June 27, 2010

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— Authorities canceled a Silver Alert Sunday afternoon for a missing Chapel Hill man after he was found safe.

Michael Todd Wheeler, 41, was reported missing from 2509 Farrington Point Road. He was found safe Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.

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