Mason Wells, 19, was in the Brussels airport when the terrorist bombing happened on Tuesday. The Mormon missionary also survived the Boston bombing and the Paris attacks. (The Daily Mail)
Mason Wells from Utah survived the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. Today he was injured in the Brussels ISIS bombings.
The Daily Mail reported:
An American Mormon missionary was injured in the Brussels airport terrorist attack after having previously survived the Boston bombing and the Paris attacks.
Mason Wells, 19, suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, injuries from shrapnel and second- and third-degree burns on his face and hands after the bombing.
Two missionaries who were with Mason also suffered injuries, but survived.
‘This is his third terrorist attack,’ Chad Wells, Mason’s father, told ABC News.
‘This is the third time that sadly in our society that we have a connection to a bomb blast.
‘We live in a dangerous world and not everyone is kind and loving.‘
Chad said he and Mason were a block away from the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where the bombing took place, waiting for Mason’s mother, Kymberly Wells, who was a runner.
‘It had shaken their bodies and he had taken Mason to our hotel and said to stay there.
‘Mason was very calm and composed,’ Kymberly told ABC News.
Mason is currently in a Belgian hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, he told his parents. He was at ‘ground zero’ of the blast zone when the bombs went off.
Chad said a Mormon official relayed to the Wells family that Mason, ‘despite being on the ground and bleeding actually had a sense of humor and remained calm through the situation’.
Photos from #LDS Church on the #Brusselsattack Elder Richard Norby. Elder Joseph Empey
Elder Mason Wells. pic.twitter.com/Dr11GmYHEM
— Derek Petersen (@Derek_Photog) March 22, 2016