American injured in Brussels bombings also survived Boston and Paris attacks

'It's a Miracle': Mormon Survivor Was 'Very Close' to Bomb
'It's a Miracle': Mormon Survivor Was 'Very Close' to Bomb

Nineteen-year-old Mason Wells from Utah was just a few feet away from a bombing at the Belgian Zaventem airport on Tuesday.

Wells suffered burns and serious heel damage in the attacks that killed at least 31 people and injured dozens of others. But this is not the first time the Mormon missionary has faced attacks.

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In 2013, Wells was near the finish line at the Boston Marathon to support his mother, when a bomb exploded just a block away from him, killing three and injuring dozens more.

He was also in Paris during the attacks in November, but was in a different part of the city from where the attacks took place.

"This is his third terrorist attack," his father Chad Wells 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."

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"I think the Boston experience helped him to stay calm," his father said.

"I think any of us would be seriously shaken, but I think he's someone who could handle this better than anybody. He's the kind of young man to somehow turn this into a positive," Bishop Scott Bond of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sandy, Utah, told The New York Daily News.

Wells was one of three Moron missionaries hurt in the attacks.