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Silver Alert canceled for Wilson man

Posted April 6, 2011 10:30 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Wednesday night for a Wilson man. 

The alert was issued Wednesday afternoon for 23-year-old Michael James Hunt.

Developed in 2007, the Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments.

It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.