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February 21, 2019

Silver Alert Success Story: 85-Year-Old North Carolina Man Found In New York

by silveralertbill

On February 18, 2019, a Silver Alert was issued for 85-year-old Donald Walter Calder. Calder went missing in Wilmington, North Carolina, and was safe 600 miles away at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.

According to the news story on WECT-TV:

An 85-year-old man who was reported missing from Wilmington was found safe at La Guardia Airport, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

Donald Walter Calder left his family’s home in the 300 block of Pinecliff Dr. sometime Sunday evening and didn’t return. A Silver Alert was issued because Calder suffers from dementia.

Police say he flew to La Guardia. Calder’s son said his father was headed to Toronto.

“We’re just glad he’s safe and on his way back,” Bruce Calder said of his father. “Many, many thanks to the police that took the matter very seriously.”

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