Body of missing man recovered

BEECH CREEK – The body of an elderly man who was swept into Little Sugar Run behind his home on Reams Road during Thursday night’s violent storm was recovered Saturday afternoon on an island of Bald Eagle Creek, according to state Trooper Curtis Confer.

The body of Claude Rupert, 86, was discovered by three kayakers on the island about 2:30 p.m., Confer said.

Clinton County Coroner John Hanna pronounced Rupert dead at the scene, Confer said.