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George Smitherman’s husband found alive

WATCH: Christopher Peloso, the husband of George Smitherman, has been found alive. Mark McAllister reports. 

TORONTO – Christopher Peloso has been found along a set of railroad tracks in Toronto’s west-end.

Police found Peloso near Dupont Street and Lansdowne Avenue, conscious and breathing.

The 39-year-old father of two was last seen at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the same area.

Det. Sgt. Savas Kyriacou said Peloso had no apparent injuries but was “disoriented” when he was found. He was treated by paramedics before being transferred to hospital.

At this point, Kyriacou said police do not know how Peloso ended up beside the railroad tracks. Police are still investigating, and Kyriacou would not say exactly what tips lead them to the scene.

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ABOVE: George Smitherman shares his gratitude after his husband, Christopher Peloso, was found alive Wednesday

Smitherman made a brief statement to reporters Wednesday afternoon after a long visit with his recovering husband.

“He and me and our family, and our kids especially, will be surrounded by an outpouring of love  that would restore anybody’s faith and confidence,” Smitherman said. “The thoughts and prayers that you’ve had for Christopher has touched us deeply.”

Smitherman thanked police shortly after his husband was taken to hospital: