Falling tree kills North Carolina hunter in Idaho's Salmon-Challis National Forest

IDAHO FALLS, ID - Authorities say a North Carolina man hunting in central Idaho was killed when a tree fell on top of him as he was sleeping.

The Post Register reports that authorities with the Custer County Sheriff's Office say 67-year-old Kenneth Lawrence Horton was hunting with family members in the Salmon-Challis National Forest when the dead tree fell Wednesday, causing the man to suffer a chest injury.

The Sheriff's Office dispatched ambulances and a search and rescue unit to his location nearly twelve miles west of Challis. 

Air ambulance personnel reported Horton dead Wednesday afternoon, and he was taken to a funeral home in Challis.

(by Associated Press)

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