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Alert no longer in effect for Rocky Mount man

Posted January 25, 2011 4:42 p.m. EST

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert on Tuesday for a Rocky Mount man. 

The alert was issued this past Thursday for 61-year-old David Wright.

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.