Idaho teacher collapses, dies on hike

Posted at 12:48 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 15:42:22-04

Authorities say a high school teacher in eastern Idaho has died after collapsing during a hike.

KIFI-TV reports the Lemhi County Sheriff's Office says Madison High School teacher Larry Prescott had difficulty breathing and then collapsed while hiking at Lemhi Range Saturday.

Authorities say Brigham Young University-Idaho Student Thad Davis was with Prescott and hiked five hours to get cell service and call 9-1-1.

A search was called off at 10:30 p.m. Saturday because of a snow storm, but crews found Prescott's body on Sunday morning.

(by Associated Press)