LDS Missionary Recovering After Fall

LDS Missionary Recovering After Fall

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(KSL News) -- A LDS missionary who fell 210 feet from cliff in Australia is recovering with no serious injuries.

Matt Weirich and three other missionaries were hiking in Morton National Park on Tuesday. A family spokesman says Weirich climbed over a safety barrier to retrieve a shoe and slipped.

LDS Missionary Recovering After Fall

Fortunately, bushes broke his fall. Weirich crawled under a ledge and survived the cold winter night.

Rescuers didn't find him for nearly 24 hours. He had no serious injuries other than shock.

Australian authorities say they've never pulled anyone out of this canyon alive.

Weirich is from Texas and is an award-winning BYU track athlete.

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