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Utahn serving LDS mission in Micronesia dies

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Posted at 1:00 PM, Mar 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-13 20:50:53-04

WENO, Micronesia -- A missionary with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died in Micronesia Thursday.

According to LDS Church officials, Elder Miller Edward Toa, 20, from Layton died from injuries he sustained in a fall.

"Elder Toa, who began his missionary service in April 2013, had been serving on the island of Weno," LDS church spokesperson Cody Craynor said in a statement. "We are saddened at Elder Toa's passing and extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends during this difficult time."

FOX 13 News' Caroline Connolly spoke with Elder Toa's father, see the video above for his interview.