Mormon missionary electrocuted in Guatemala

Jun 22 2013 - 7:31pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Family and friends are mourning after a Mormon missionary from Salt Lake City was electrocuted in Guatemala.

Family members say 20-year-old Siosiua Taufa was trying to patch a family's leaky roof during a rainstorm Wednesday when he came in contact with a high-voltage wire.

They say he enjoyed helping people and he was performing an act of service when he was killed.

He had served as a missionary for 18 months in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Retalheuleu Mission.

Taufa, a 2011 graduate of Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, was just six months away from returning home.

Funeral arrangements were pending.

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