US teen injured in yesterday's bombing survived Boston and Paris attacks

Mason Wells (Left)
Mason Wells (Left)

A 19-year-old Mormon missionary who was injured in yesterday’s terror attack had survived the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and the Paris attacks last November.

Mason Wells was hit by shrapnel when the bombs detonated, rupturing his Achilles tendon and causing second and third degree burns to his hands and face.

The teen, who is at a Belgan hospital was a block away from the Boston Marathon finish line at the time of the bombing and was in Paris on November 13 last year.

He is expected to make a full recovery.

“This is his third terrorist attack,” his father, Chad, told ABC News.

“This is the third time that sadly in our society that we have a connection to a bomb blast.”

An official told Mason’s parents that “despite being on the ground, injured and bleeding, he had a sense of humour and remained calm through the situation.”

20-year-old Joseph Emphy, who was with Mason at the time, was also treated for second-degree burns to his face, hands and head.