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VIDEO: Man who found missing toddler speaks

Posted at 10:19 AM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 15:17:32-05

The man who found a Lorain toddler who had been missing for several hours in the snow overnight said the rescue was all about the timing.

Andrew Tornabene said saw the story about 2-year-old Lana Lowther on social media Wednesday night and shared it on Facebook. So when he was leaving his sister's house while the search was still going on, he decided to take a different route. 

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"As I made the left on to Missouri [Avenue] from my sister's house, I seen her staggering on the corner by a bush and falling in the snow and I just threw my car in park, threw the hazards on and she put her arms up and grabbed me," he said. "I put her in the vehicle and called police."

Tornabene said the little girl was happy to be safe.

"She put her hands up like she was happy to see me."

"I kept telling her I'm taking her to mommy."

WATCH the full interview in the media player above.