Sister missionary dies while serving in Switzerland

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A missionary serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has died while serving in Switzerland on Tuesday, reported Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff.

“We are deeply saddened to share news of the passing of a young missionary serving in Switzerland. Sister Annabelle Nielsen, age 20, of Highland, Utah, passed away Tuesday following a hiking accident,” he said.

Sister Nielsen was with a group of five other missionaries when she slipped and fell down a steep incline. She had been serving as a missionary since July 2019 and was assigned to the Alpine German-Speaking Mission.

“We express our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones. We pray they will feel the peace and comfort of our loving Heavenly Father as they deal with this tragedy and honor her life,” he said. “We also pray for the other missionaries who were with Sister Nielsen at the time of the accident and are working to provide them with the necessary support as they process what happened.”

As more information is made available, the Standard Journal will update this story.