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Silver Alert canceled for Raleigh man

Posted March 2, 2010 12:39 a.m. EST
Updated March 2, 2010 4:40 p.m. EST

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

The alert was issued earlier Tuesday for 18-year-old Patrick Joshua Hensley.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system that quickly notifies 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.