Man found safe after being reported missing while traveling to Virginia Beach

North Carolina

Donald Speakman

KNOTTS ISLAND, N.C. (WAVY) — Police and family members say a Knotts Island man was found safe after going missing Tuesday.

Family members said Donald Speakman was heading to the Virginia Beach area midday Tuesday and left the house without a cell phone.

Virginia State Police canceled a senior alert for Speakman Thursday afternoon after he was found safe.

Virginia Beach Police said Speakman had last been seen Tuesday around 1 p.m. at a hair studio in the 300 block of Independence Boulevard in the city. He was believed to be heading back in the direction of his home in Knotts Island.

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