August 8, 2013
Feel-Good Story of the Day: Mysterious 'Angel - Priest' performs miracle at site of Mercedes crash ... then 'disappears' (Video) (Updated)Topics: Faith
(Image: Emergency workers desperately try to save Katie Lentz, 19, who was trapped in her car for nearly an hour before an apparent miracle was performed by a mystery priest.)
Friends, family and those who rescued Katie Lentz would love to find and thank a mysterious priest, who appeared out of 'nowhere' ... and then 'disappeared' into 'nowhere', who they say helped make her rescue possible:
Rajah Maples reports at KHQA (emhasis mine):
Rescue workers want to thank a higher power for coming to the rescue early Sunday morning.Much more on the heartwarming story here.
Emergency crews spent an hour and a half trying to extricate a 19-year-old Quincy woman trapped in her in crushed car on Missouri 19 near Center, Mo.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said Aaron Smith, 26, crossed the center line and struck Katie Lentz head-on.
Now, friends, family and those who rescued Lentz would love to find and thank a mysterious priest who they say helped make the rescue possible.
New London Fire Chief Raymond Reed said rescue crews spent the first 45 minutes after the accident trying to get Lentz out of a car to no avail Sunday morning shortly after 9 a.m. The metal on an older model Mercedes dulled the department's equipment.
"It was a very well-built car, and when you compact materials like that one, they become even stronger because you're cutting through multiple things instead of one layer," Reed said.
Reed says Lentz was pinned in between the steering wheel and the seat. After 45 minutes passed, medical workers told rescue crews that Katie was failing and fast. That's when Reed decided to move the car, which was standing on its side, back on all four wheels.
About an hour into the rescue, Katie asked rescue workers to pray out loud with her. That's when a priest appeared out of no where.
"He came up and approached the patient, and offered a prayer," Reed said. "It was a Catholic priest who had anointing oil with him. A sense of calmness came over her, and it did us as well. I can't be for certain how it was said, but myself and another firefighter, we very plainly heard that we should remain calm, that our tools would now work and that we would get her out of that vehicle."
The Hannibal Fire Department showed up right after that prayer with fresh equipment and was able to finish the extrication. After getting Katie safely into the Air Evac helicopter, at least a dozen of the rescue workers turned around to thank the priest who was no where in sight. The highway had been blocked for a quarter of a mile during the hour and a half rescue, leaving no bystanders and no parked cars nearby. Lentz' family and friends are amazed by the story. ...
Update: This ABC News video includes a sketch of the miracle angel-priest:
Posted by Hyscience at August 8, 2013 11:57 AM
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