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Sister says missing Wake man found safe

Posted August 18, 2011

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— The sister of a missing 24-year-old Wake County man said Thursday morning that he has been found safe.

A Silver Alert for Kyle Matthew Henn, who survived a plane crash after his brother's death in a terrorist attack in Africa a year ago, was canceled about two hours after it was issued Thursday morning.

Henn's sister said that Henn had been found and returned home. He had last been seen at his parents' home at 1009 Old Mill Creek Court in northern Wake County.

"We are thankful to have Kyle home safe and appreciate the community's help and response," Brynne Henn said in a statement.

Wake County investigators had said they thought he might be driving to the Outer Banks. The Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing, endangered adults who suffer from a cognitive impairment.

Henn's 25-year-old brother, Nathaniel, was killed in a July 11, 2010, terrorist bombing while doing humanitarian work in Uganda. Henn was injured a day later in a plane crash at Horace Williams Airport in Chapel Hill.

Henn told his family that he tried to pull out the pilot, Thomas F. Pitts, 65, who had volunteered to fly Henn from Delaware to be with his family. Pitts was killed in the plane crash, and co-pilot James Donahue was critically injured.

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  • buford Aug 18, 2011

    It's something called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. And if you suffer from it, it's not fun. - jescobedo7

    Thank you for adding that...it is so true and people really do not fully understand how real it is. Happy that all turned out well for this man and hope he is able to heal.

  • The Fox Aug 18, 2011

    Keepin: Just click the ignore button for particular users.

  • Follow_The_Money27617 Aug 18, 2011

    Don't know why I was cencored??? But my message still remains if we have NOTHING nice to add, please keep our comments to ourselves!!!!Tired of all the McNasty's on GOLO!!
    mchljam2
    GOLO member since August 19, 2010
    August 18, 2011 12:03 p.m.

    Then click the X in the top right corner.

  • childofNC Aug 18, 2011

    "The Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing, endangered adults who suffer from a cognitive impairment."
    The fact that a Silver Alert was issued implies that that he has a cognitive impairment and was endangered and NOT just going to the beach for a mini-vaca. Given his age, I'm sure the family had to be EXTREMELY concerned before issuing something that could have been an embarrassment to him.

  • mchljam2 Aug 18, 2011

    Don't know why I was cencored??? But my message still remains if we have NOTHING nice to add, please keep our comments to ourselves!!!!Tired of all the McNasty's on GOLO!!

  • jacksonriccardi Aug 18, 2011

    Jesus this is a grown man, he can go to the beach without telling anyone if he wants to...he don't have to tell his Mommy!

  • pebbles262004 Aug 18, 2011

    So glad that he is safe. I can understand him just wanting to get away from everyone for a few days, but SON please don't worry your Mama like that again, just tell her...Mama I'm going away for a few days , don't worry I am fine...I have two sons and I would panic if I could not talk to them and know where they are at.

  • JAT Aug 18, 2011

    Maybe he just wanted to get away from him family for a few days.

  • shortcake53 Aug 18, 2011

    So nice to hear a good outcome for a change. My best to Mr. Henn in dealing with his trauma, and I am happy for his family who have him back safe and sound.

  • jescobedo7 Aug 18, 2011

    It's something called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. And if you suffer from it, it's not fun.

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