LDS missionary from Chile killed after contact with electrical wire in Guatemala

Posted at 11:26 AM, Aug 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-06 13:26:43-04

GUATEMALA – An LDS missionary from Chile suffered fatal injuries after coming in contact with a live electrical wire Saturday in Guatemala.

According to a spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 22-year-old Heidi Andrea Ortega Huber of Santiago, Chile, was killed Saturday when she “came in contact with a live electrical wire.”

An LDS Church Spokesman says missionaries and first responders attempted to resuscitate her, but she ended up passing away.

Huber has been serving in the Guatemala, Guatemala City Central Mission since April of 2016. According to Hawkins, she is originally from the Santiago, Chile Independencia Stake.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Sister Ortega as they mourn her passing, and we pray they will be given comfort during this difficult time,” the LDS Church stated.