Missing Nash man found
Posted May 14, 2011 10:17 a.m. EDT
Updated May 15, 2011 1:46 p.m. EDT
Bailey, N.C. — A Silver Alert for a missing Nash County man with a cognitive impairment was canceled late Saturday.
Eddie Thomas Whitley, 52, was found safe a short distance from his home, authorities said.
The alert for Whitley had been issued early Saturday. He had last been seen traveling with a small, black dog.
Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system quickly notifies the public about missing, endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments.
It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.