Lyft driver helps rescue toddler wandering outside in cold

Published 01-24-2019

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Police say a Lyft driver helped rescue a 2-year-old girl who was found wandering outside without shoes in freezing temperatures in Massachusetts.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that the driver spotted the girl around 3 a.m. Wednesday when returning to his Worcester home after dropping off a fare.

The driver called his mother and they brought the girl to their apartment before calling police. The child was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

The driver, Ashton Mazyck, tells WFXT-TV he's just thankful he found her.

Police say the child's mother was working an overnight shift and her grandmother was watching her. Police believe the girl somehow got the door open while the grandmother was sleeping.

The child has since been released to her mother. No one has been charged.

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