'Guardian Angel' Revealed: Crash Survivor Meets Mystery Priest

Many thought the Rev. Patrick Dowling's appearance at a Missouri car crash was divine intervention.
1:53 | 08/13/13

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Thanks, gio. Now, we turn to the mysterious priest who came to a woman's rescue just in time, after a nasty car crash. And just as quickly, vanished. Many were wondering if he was real or an angel. He was both. The heavenly hero is speaking to abc in a network exclusive. And abc's alex perez has our story. Reporter: He was the man from behind the miracle. I was coming from 8:30 mass. Saw this line of cars. Reporter: Reverend patrick dowling revealing himself, after his seemingly devine intervention. One of the rescuers said to me, we need all the help we can get. Reporter: Struck by a drunk driver, 19-year-old katie lentz was barely clinging to life. That's when the mysterious priest teamed to appear out of thin air. I think this time, I've actually witnessed a guardian angel at work. Reporter: Adding to the air of mystery, father dowling's disappearance, when lentz was air-lifted to the hospital. It wasn't long before the town was searching for this hero. Even prompting this sketch. Uncanny? Probably not. I hope I'm not as hungry looking. Reporter: As for lentz, father dowling had a chance to meet with her in the icu. She started to dry. I'm not sure why. She wasn't disappointed. Reporter: While her savior may have salt and pepper hair than a halo, those closest to lentz, says he is. He is an angel. I love that gentle voice. I do, too. Central casting right there. That was perfect.

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