Silver Alert canceled for 89-year-old Garner man
Posted November 9, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Wednesday for an 89-year-old man from Garner.
The alert was issued late Wednesday morning when Dillon Milroy Lewis wandered away from Garner Senior Center, 205 E. Garner Road.
Lewis was located safe in a subdivision in Garner just after 7 p.m., police 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.