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Missing Halifax County man found safe after Silver Alert

Posted July 12, 2013

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— A missing Halifax County man was returned to his family Friday several hours after the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for him.

According to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office, William Shanson Mahoney was stranded on the Roanoke Canal Trail overnight after his bike was damaged. The state issued a Silver Alert for Mahoney about 2 a.m. Friday morning.

A motorist spotted Mahoney walking on Roanoke Avenue Friday morning, and he was later reunited with his family, authorities said. 

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