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Silver Alert for Lee County man canceled

David Sidney Uzzell, 69, of is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert issued Saturday for a missing Lee County man.

David Sidney Uzzell, 69, was found safe Saturday afternoon, authorities said. They did not say where he was found.

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.

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