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Silver Alert canceled for Hope Mills man

Posted May 26, 2008 10:01 p.m. EDT
Updated May 27, 2008 11:44 a.m. EDT

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Tuesday morning for a Cumberland County man.

James Elvy Clark, 72, who was reported missing from his Hope Mills home, returned home Tuesday, authorities said.

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.