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)