Utah woman dies while hiking during her Latter-day Saint mission in Switzerland

Sister Annabelle Nielsen, 20, of Highland, Utah, died after falling down a steep incline during a hike in Switzerland, where she was serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. | Nielsen Family

Twenty-year-old died after slipping and falling down a steep incline, church spokesman Daniel Woodruff said

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah woman died Tuesday after falling during a hike in Switzerland, where she was serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Sister Annabelle Nielsen, 20, of Highland died after slipping and falling down a steep incline, church spokesman Daniel Woodruff said.

Nielsen started her mission in July 2019 and was serving in the Alpine German-Speaking Mission.

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Sister Annabelle Nielsen, 20, of Highland, Utah, died after falling down a steep incline during a hike in Switzerland, where she was serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.

“We express our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones,” Woodruff said. “We pray they will feel the peace and comfort of our loving Heavenly Father as they deal with this tragedy and honor her life. 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.”

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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