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26
Jul

Silver Alert Success Story: 82-Year-Old South Carolina Man Found in North Carolina

July 23, 2018, a Silver Alert was issued for 82-year-old William Jones.  Jones was reported missing from Greenville County, South Carolina and was found over 220 miles away in Orange County, South Carolina.

From the story on 7 News WSPA:

GREENVILLE Co., SC (WSPA) – An 82-year-old Greenville man reported missing was found safe Tuesday afternoon at a weigh station in North Carolina.

William Jones is now home with family. Just hours before he was located, loved ones gathered to pray for his safe return.

His grandson, Patrick Jones, expressed his gratitude for the many who shared their care and concern. “My grandfather was a church man. He loved the Lord. (St. Matthew United Methodist Church) is his church family and everybody loves him and cares for him.”

On Monday, authorities issued a Silver Alert after Jones went missing.

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A missing 82-year-old man who was reported missing on Monday has been found safe in North Carolina.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, William Howard Jones, Sr., was found at a weigh station in Orange County.

Officials said North Carolina Highway Patrol made contact with Jones and said he is safe.

22
Apr

Project Lifesaver Comes to Georgetown, South Carolina

The Sheriff’s Department of Georgetown County, South Carolina recently became one of 1,400 law enforcement agencies to voluntarily participate in the Project Lifesaver program.

Project Lifesaver assists families and caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s Disease and related conditions and disabilities. Project Lifesaver clients wear a wrist or ankle band that emits a silent tracking signal. When caregivers notify law enforcement that a loved one is missing, a search and rescue team comprised of specifically trained local law enforcement officers respond to the area with state-of-the-art tracking equipment.

 

 

 

25
Apr

Silver Alert Success Story: 89-year old North Carolina Man Found in South Carolina

On April 23, 2016, a Silver Alert was issued for 89-year-old Robert Clarence Boone. Boone went missing in Apex, North Carolina, and was later found safe 250 miles away in Dorchester County, South Carolina.

From the news story at WRAL-TV:

An elderly Apex man who went missing around 4 p.m. on Saturday was located by Dorchester County authorities in South Carolina Sunday evening.

Robert Clarence Boone, 89, was traveling to the Food Lion on Laura Duncan Road Saturday afternoon, according to the Boone family.

Boone’s daughter, Donna, said her father is battling with an onset of dementia.

“On a typical day like today, he would be sitting in the yard,” Donna Boone said. “He’d be talking with us, playing with the dogs and just watching the cars go by.”

Robert Boone has four children, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

“He loves his family. He sticks close to his family and he sticks close to home,” Donna Boone said. “So this is one of the reasons why it’s very disturbing.”

Officials sent out a statewide Silver Alert late Saturday night for the missing 89-year-old.

“It’s very surreal,” she said. “It’s something you see on TV. You do not expect it to be happening to your own family. It’s distressing.”