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Silver Alert canceled for Clayton man

The N.C. Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Wednesday for a missing endangered man.

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CLAYTON, N.C. — The N.C. Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Wednesday for a missing endangered man.

John Wrenn Cook was last seen Sunday at 2016 Ridge Drive in Clayton.

Cook, 27, was found safe Wednesday, authorities said.

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.

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