EXETER, N.H. — Police say a 17-year-old New Hampshire prep school student who was hospitalized for dehydration and then vanished had traveled out of state and was located safe in Connecticut.

Police say Phillips Exeter Academy junior Jed Breen was last seen leaving Exeter Hospital a little after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Breen’s family said in a statement Wednesday morning that he had been discharged from a hospital and was severely disoriented. Breen’s uncle told WBZ-TV that Breen went for a run and fell unconscious Tuesday, leading to his hospitalization.

Exeter Police Chief William Shupe says Breen was found in Hartford, Connecticut, on Wednesday afternoon. It wasn’t immediately clear why he was there, but Shupe says no foul play was involved.

Shupe says Breen was found after sending emails to his family.

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