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Silver Alert canceled for Chapel Hill man

Posted April 19, 2009 10:18 p.m. EDT
Updated April 19, 2009 11:22 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a missing endangered man.

Dolye Calvin Young, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was reported missing Sunday from 539 Ashley Court. He was later found OK, police said.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system that 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.