LDS missionary dies in South Africa

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Nevada serving in South Africa has died after he collapsed while exercising.
 
The Church said in a news release Tuesday that 19-year-old Zane Lamping died Monday at hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. He collapsed while exercising at a missionary training center in that city.
 
The cause of death is unknown.
 
Lamping was from Moapa, Nevada, a city about 40 miles northeast of Las Vegas. He had just started his two-year mission.
 
Missions are considered rites of passage for many Mormons. Men serve two years, while women go for 18 months.