Former Bulldog Bo Taylor dead at 19

GEORGETOWN, Idaho — Former Butte High Bulldog Bo Taylor died Thursday night while working on a sewer system in Bear Lake County.

He was 19.

Taylor and Trent Soresen, 46, were overcome by toxic fumes and died while trying to prepare a leak inside a manhole cover, according to a report in the Idaho State Journal. Both were employed by Taylor Construction of Blackfoot, Idaho.

According to the State Journal, one the men went into the manhole to seal a leak and was overcome by toxic fumes generated by the repair effort.

The Sheriff’s Department reported: “This victim collapsed into water that was approximately chest deep. The second victim then went into the manhole in an attempt to rescue the first victim. This individual was also overcome and also collapsed.”

The Sheriff’s Department has not identified which of the two men was the first into the manhole.

Taylor was a senior when Butte High won the Class AA state football title. He played linebacker and running back for the Bulldogs. He was also a member of the school-record 400-meter track team in May of 2013.

The team of Taylor, Dalton Daum, Zach Bunney and Jake Eisenbarth ran the 400-meter relay in 42.46 seconds. They placed second behind the Billings Senior team.

Taylor graduated from Butte High in June 2013. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

An online memorial fund for Taylor has been set up. Here’s a link.

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  • Alan
    August 30, 2014, 3:39 pm

    This breaks me

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  • Sarah Tierney
    September 1, 2014, 9:43 pm

    Bo’s Mom, April, is my best friend and I have set up a memorial fund so that she can provide a memorial for Bo in Butte. The link in this article will take you there. Please help ease the financial burden of this tragedy for the family. What an unbelievably painful event.

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