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Missing Vance Co. man found

Posted August 31, 2008 6:47 a.m. EDT
Updated August 31, 2008 3:23 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert issued earlier Sunday for a missing Vance County man.

Authorities said that Lemoine McGee, 41, of Henderson, was found safe and unharmed. The Silver Alert for him was canceled around 9:15 a.m.

McGee was last seen walking in the yard of his home, according to the Vance County Sheriff's Office.

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 allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.