On June 5, 2019, a Silver Alert was issued for 60-year-old Susan Peabody. Peabody went missing in East Greenwich, Rhode Island and was safe 40 miles away in Uxbridge, Massachusetts.
According to the news story in the Providence Journal:
UPDATE: Susan Peabody has been found in Uxbridge, Mass. her condition is reported as good by East Greenwich Police. Updates as they become available.
EAST GREENWICH — Authorities have issued a Silver Alert for a 60-year-old East Greenwich woman who was last seen around noon Tuesday.
Susan Peabody is missing and believed to be endangered due to physical and/or mental-health issues.
She is known to have been in Westboro, Massachusetts, on Tuesday.
The American Silver Alert Coalition has tracked the safe recovery of missing seniors for nearly 10 years, but this story still surprised us.
On Sunday, June 3, 2018, 76-year-old Richard Cote went missing in North Providence, Rhode Island. But he was later found safe, thanks to the efforts of Trooper Charles Bergeron of the Rhode Island State Police and his K-9, Zeus.
According to the story in the Providence Journal:
On this search Monday morning, Zeus zigged and zagged through high brush, Bergeron recalls.
The dog drifted off to the left with his nose up, he says. Then, he drifted to the right.
Then, he picked up the pace, moving his paws more quickly, nostrils flaring. Finally, from a distance, the 49-year-old trooper saw Zeus sit down next to something that was bright red. Bergeron remembered that Cote’s wife had said her husband was wearing a red bathrobe.
He wasn’t certain at first if the man was alive. Cote was face down. Bergeron turned him over.
“As soon as I turned him on his shoulder,” the trooper recalls, “He was breathing.”
So this is how Zeus saved a life. And Cote, disoriented and suffering from hypothermia, numerous cuts and bruises, was taken to Fatima Hospital where he was expected to recover from his ordeal in the woods.
On January 8, 2018, a Silver Alert was issued for 87-year-old John Saul. Saul went missing in Cranston, Rhode Island and was found safe 60 miles away in Bourne, Massachusetts.
From the article in the Providence Journal:
Police have canceled a Silver Alert for an 87-year-old man with dementia after he was found safe this evening in Bourne, Massachusetts, said Cranston Sgt. Brian D’Amico.
Cranston police had issued the alert for John Saul — described as 5 feet 7 inches and 145 pounds, with blue eyes — who had been seen driving home on Route 6 in Providence.
In April 2017, authorities issued a Silver Alert for Saul, who had last been seen at the Warwick Mall. He was later located in Boylston, Massachusetts.
According to the alert, Saul was driving a black Volkswagen Jetta with Rhode Island license plates LV730. He was wearing a blue jacket and a white hat.