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Monday, April 23 Local

Darien teen found unresponsive under picnic table

A woman walking her dog Saturday morning found Stephan Lauer, an "endangered runaway" who went missing Friday night, unresponsive under a picnic table near Weed Beach, according to Darien police.

The Silver Alert for Lauer, 17, of Darien, was issued Friday night. The Silver Alert system mandates that law enforcement immediately begin searching for missing individuals who are ages 65 or older, or ages 18 and over if mentally impaired.

Lauer's parents last had contact with him at 5:30 p.m. According to police, Lauer's parents said he was possibly depressed.

The dog walker who found Lauer around 9 a.m. Saturday thought he may have been injured and called police.

Darien police said he was transported to Stamford Hospital and required medical attention.

Police did not release further details.