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Silver Alert canceled for Pinehurst man

Posted July 10, 2008 8:39 p.m. EDT
Updated July 11, 2008 6:36 a.m. EDT

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

Ian Livingston, 81, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, was reported missing from 90 Tamarisk Lane in Pinehurst.

He was found safe in Thomasville on Thursday evening, police 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.