UPDATE: Missing 85-year-old Pender Co. man located in Ga.; Silver Alert canceled

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A statewide Silver Alert issued for a missing Pender County man has been canceled after he was located hundreds of miles away in Georgia.

Wade Hampton Moore, 85, was initially reported missing Wednesday morning after he was last seen at 132 Inlet Drive in Wilmington.

Moore was operating a white 2005 Ford F-150 and was believed to be headed to either South Carolina, Georgia, or Alabama.

A spokesperson for the Pender County Sheriff’s Office said Moore was located in Augusta, Georgia after he was involved in a traffic accident and taken to the hospital.

Once there, hospital officials realized he was the subject of a Silver Alert and contacted authorities.

The extent of Moore’s injuries are unknown at this time.

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