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Silver Alert canceled for Garner man

Posted July 19, 2011 10:16 p.m. EDT
Updated July 20, 2011 12:10 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Tuesday night for a missing Garner man.

The alert was issued earlier Tuesday for 27-year-old Scott Allen Wetherbee.

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.