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BODY OF MISSIONARY WHO FELL INTO IDAHO RIVER IS FOUND

The body of an LDS missionary missing nearly a month after he apparently fell into the swift waters of a northern Idaho river has been found, authorities said.

The body of Jon Christian Neilsen, 19, of Riverton, Utah, was discovered floating in the Kootenai River, about four miles east of Bonners Ferry, late Saturday, chief Boundary County sheriff's Deputy Lonny Ekstrom said.Neilsen was hiking in the Moyie River Canyon with three fellow missionaries May 7 when he apparently fell into the river just below a dam and near a swift waterfall about 12 miles east of Bonners Ferry.

His body was found 12 miles from where he fell into the water, Ekstrom said.