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Silver Alert canceled for Pinehurst man

Posted July 10, 2008
Updated July 11, 2008

— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man.

Ian Livingston, 81, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was reported missing from 90 Tamarisk Lane in Pinehurst.

He was found safe in Thomasville on Thursday evening, police said.

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

It 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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  • OnMyMind Jul 11, 2008

    When reporting stories like this one, please dont' print the person's address. The town is sufficient enough. It makes this man, who is suffering from a cognitive impairment, a target for conmen.

  • TheAdmiral Jul 11, 2008

    They need to kill the Silver Alert System.

  • lukie Jul 11, 2008

    Just wondering.....did they issue the Silver Alert too early or did this system help find the missing man. I am glad he was found safe.