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Silver Alert canceled after Durham man found safe

Posted January 29, 2012

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— A Silver Alert for a 34-year-old Durham man with a cognitive impairment was canceled Sunday evening.

Police said Quincy Jermaine Lynch was found safe.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued the Silver Alert for Lynch on Sunday morning after he was last seen at the Carlie C's supermarket on N.C. Highway 98.

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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