Missing teen with autism found safe

A missing Putnam County teen with autism was found safe Friday morning.



Diego Salazar, 19, was taken to Putnam Hospital for evaluation after he was spotted by a helicopter in a wooded area close to his home in Brewster at around 8:30 a.m.



Salazar was first reported missing by his family around 5 p.m. on Thursday. The alert prompted a massive search by more than 80 emergency workers from New York to Connecticut.



Salazar was found conscious and unharmed.



 


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