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Silver Alert canceled for Forsyth County man

Posted July 13, 2008 7:13 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2008 5:19 p.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— Authorities have canceled a Silver Alert for a missing, endangered 77-year-old Clemmons man.

It was not immediately clear if Cecil Lee Perry, of 7556 Riverside Court, had been found.

However, the Silver Alert was canceled around 2 p.m. Sunday after being issued at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Perry was last seen asking for directions to Sunset Beach around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The route could have taken him through the Triangle area.

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.