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Silver Alert issued for Gates County man

Posted September 14, 2010 2:51 a.m. EDT
Updated September 14, 2010 10:35 p.m. EDT

— State authorities canceled a Silver Alert Tuesday for a Gates County man.

The alert was issued just before 3 a.m. Tuesday for 80-year-old Charlie Alexander Eason. It was canceled around 9 a.m.

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.