Witnesses Claim Miracle Man Saved Car Crash Victim With Prayer

The mysterious rescuer is nowhere to be found and is not in any of the 70 photos taken of the scene.
3:16 | 08/09/13

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And now, we turn to a baffling and beautiful rescue. Raising questions about the power of prayer. People are skouerring some 70 photographs looking for man they swear they saw at the scene of a car accident. He prayed, a life was saved. Why did he disappear, even from the photos. David muir with faith and a mystery tonight. Reporter: Tonight, it's being called the missouri miracle. Much of it, thou, still a mystery. A teenager with a beautiful smile. 19-year-old katie lentd, trapped in her mangled car, hit by a drunk driver. And first responders trying to get her out. Sheriff's deputy richard adair won't forget when that fire chief turned to him in despair. He was concerned. Because he was out of options. The tools weren't working. By that time, it was almost an hour. He said, I don't know how we're going to get her out. And I said, raymond, I promised her mother and her that we would get her out. Reporter: While insaid that car, katie had one request, to pray with the rescuers out loud. And then, right there, amidst the rows of corn, at the scene blocked off for nearly a mile, a man appears. He was dressed with a black priest's shirt, with a white collar. Reporter: And the rescuers noticed something else. He was carrying a small bottle. He had a small little white container of anointment oil, that's what it appeared to be. He asked if he could anoint the girl in the car. And at first, my first thought, that it would send the wrong message to katie. Reporter: But they aloud him to do it. A septs of calmness same over her. Everyone more so than what she had already. And it did us as well. I can't be for certain. How it was said, or who said, or where it came from, but myself an one of the ore firefighters beside me, we very plainly heard that we should remain calm. Our tools would now work and we would get her out of that vehicle. Reporter: Moments later, it happened. A neighborering fired arrives with a new set of tools. Able to cut through in the frame. They all turned to thank the priest but he was gone. In all of those photos at the scene, no sign of the priest. Tonight, family and friends are grateful. Whether it was a priest serving as an angel, or an actual angel, he was an angel to all those and to katie. Reporter: The fire department's facebook page filling up fast. Do any of the responders know who the priest was? I would love to shake his hand. Tonight, from katie's mother, a message, too. Very pleased that katkatie's near tragic accident provides proof to all that miracles do happen. In katie's words, pray out loud. Today, we reechbed out to 15 churches within 30 miles of the scene. No one could tell us who the man was. As for katie, 6 1/2 hours of surgery, many broken bones. Her mother says her face and that beautiful smile, untouched. Everyone at the scene, touched by that stranger. And dozens of people saw him and none in if photograph. And now, we have more lucky lottery win nrs this week's $448

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