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Missing LDS Missionary Found

Missing LDS Missionary Found

Posted - Jun. 23, 2004 at 10:09 p.m.

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(KSL News) -- An LDS missionary who went missing in Australia has been found alive.

Matt (Wire-ick) Weirich is in serious condition with severe head injures.

Missing LDS Missionary Found

Weirich and three other missionaries were hiking in Morton National Park yesterday, when he crawled under a barrier to retrieve a shoe and -fell from a steep cliff.

He spent a cold winter night in the canyon, before a rescue helicopter spotted him a few hours ago.

Weirich was unconscious.

Weirich is from Texas and is an award-winning B-Y-U -Track athlete.


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