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Silver Alert canceled for Apex man

Posted February 26, 2010 5:13 p.m. EST

Silver Alert

— The N.C. Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Friday for Amin Sider, who has been missing since Nov. 20.

The Wake County sheriff's office said the 46-year-old Apex man was found safe.

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.