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Silver Alert canceled for Cary man

Posted August 16, 2011 1:47 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Tuesday for a Cary man.

The alert was issued early Saturday for 24-year-old Sachin Sunil Kapoor.

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.