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Missing Durham man found safe

Posted January 10, 2010 7:52 a.m. EST
Updated January 10, 2010 9:40 a.m. EST

Silver Alert

— A missing Durham man was found safe after a Silver Alert was issued for him Sunday morning, police said.

Clifton Mitchell, 50, checked himself into the Veterans Affairs Hospital on Fulton Street after last being seen on South Alston Avenue. Police said he was OK.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system that quickly notifies 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.