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Silver Alert Canceled for Missing Halifax Man

Posted March 30, 2008 11:22 a.m. EDT
Updated March 30, 2008 5:04 p.m. EDT

— A Silver Alert was canceled Sunday afternoon for a 24-year-old Halifax man who suffers from a cognitive impairment.

Alvin "Apples" Dwayne Davis was last seen walking away from 250 Lucky Dr. at 6:30 p.m. Friday. He was going toward U.S. Highway 301.

A passer-by spotted Davis on Warner Bridge Road in Gaston at about 4:30 p.m Sunday and called authorities. Davis was cold, wet and disoriented, but otherwise OK.

He was taken to Halifax Regional Hospital to be checked out by a doctor.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert system 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.