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SANBORN – A massive search conducted in the 5900 block of Ward Road by Niagara County sheriff’s deputies and Lewiston Police for a missing 3-year-old girl had a happy ending on Tuesday.

The girl’s mother, Sarah A. Shugats told police just after noon on Tuesday that her daughter, Klara was told she could play outside on the swing set. Shugats said when she looked outside her daughter was gone.

She said her daughter sometimes walks to her grandmother’s house, which is nearby, though she has been told not to. Both the mother and grandmother searched for the girl, but called 9-1-1 when they did not find her.

After about 20 tense minutes of searching by both Lewiston Police and Niagara County sheriff’s deputies, the girl was spotted near her grandmother’s house, running into the garage. A deputy found the girl hiding in her grandmother’s garage behind a vehicle. Searchers were able to reunite the daughter and mother there.