Latter-day Saint missionary from Utah serving in Switzerland dies in hiking accident
(Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Annabelle Nielsen of Highland, Utah, died in a hiking accident while serving a church mission in Switzerland.
A 20-year-old Latter-day Saint missionary from Utah serving in Switzerland died Tuesday after a hiking accident.
Annabelle Nielsen, of Highland, was hiking with five other missionaries when she slipped and fell down a steep incline, said Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Nielsen was assigned to the Alpine German-Speaking Mission and had been serving since July 2019.
“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.”
Woodruff said the church also is providing support to the missionaries who were with Nielsen at the time of the accident “as they process what happened.”