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Silver Alert cancelled for Raeford man

Posted February 1, 2011 9:07 p.m. EST
Updated February 1, 2011 11:44 p.m. EST

Silver Alert

— The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons canceled a Silver Alert Tuesday night for a Raeford man.

The Hoke County Sheriff's Office said that James Levern Johnson, 53, was found and is fine.

The alert was issued Tuesday evening.

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, 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.