Missing Lincoln County man found safe

UPDATE: Noah Andrew Ayers had been located and is safe, according to a foster parent who contacted the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. 

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The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public's help in locating a missing 20-year-old man. 

Noah Andrew Ayers, of Lincolnton, was last seen leaving his home around 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in an unknown vehicle with unknown occupants, deputies said. 

Ayers was possibly on his way to a baseball game at North Lincoln High School. He was last seen wearing a black and red “Savage” jacket with black pants

The information for the Silver Alert is based on information provided by a foster parent concerning cognitive impairment and he is on medications, deputies said. He is described as a black male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing around 160 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ayers is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.