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Goshen man found safe; Silver Alert canceled

James Coble was last seen Thursday morning with his son, Jeffrey.
Credit: Indiana State Police
James Coble

GOSHEN, Ind. — Police in Goshen have canceled a statewide Silver Alert after an 82-year-old man who went missing Thursday was found safe.

The alert was declared Friday evening for James Coble, who was last seen with his son, 58-year-old Jeffery Coble, around 11 a.m. on Jan. 20.  

Credit: Family photo via ISP
Jeffrey Coble

Amber Alerts vs. Silver Alerts: What's the difference?

There are specific standards a person's disappearance must meet in order for police to declare an Amber Alert or a Silver Alert

Amber Alerts are for children under the age of 18 who are believed to have been abducted and in danger. Police also need to have information about a suspect and their car to issue an Amber Alert.

Silver Alerts are for missing and endangered adults or children. They are much more common for missing people. It was not until last year when the standards for Silver Alerts were expanded to include children.

In both situations, these alerts must be issued by police.