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Silver Alert canceled for man from Mebane group home

Posted February 20, 2009 11:24 p.m. EST

Silver Alert

— A Silver Alert has been canceled for a 36-year-old Nathan Charles Austin.

The alert was issued earlier Friday after Austin walked away from a group home in Mebane.

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.