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Man missing from UNC Hospitals found

Posted September 26, 2009 11:36 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert for a man who was last seen at UNC Hospitals Friday evening.

Eric Brant Charles, 31, was found at a homeless shelter in Chapel Hill, said Sgt. D.J. Coleman, with UNC Hospital Police. Charles was unharmed.

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.