Body of missing Courtdale man found in Sullivan County


COLLEY TWP. — The body of a Courtdale man who was reported missing while hunting in Sullivan County has been found.

Watler Booth, 84, was found by a search team in the Dutch Mountain Area about two miles from where he entered state game lands on Oct. 2. Booth was archery hunting at the time of his disappearance.

Dushore Fire-Rescue reported the discovery on their Facebook page early Tuesday morning. Booth’s death appears to be natural causes, the Dushore Fire-Rescue reported.

Nearly 85 volunteers took part in the six day search in the Dutch Mountain Area that began when Booth did not return home.

The fire-rescue unit reported four canine teams and drones were used in the search.

Search teams from the state Game Commission and Christian Aid Ministries joined volunteers from Sullivan, Bradford and Wyoming counties that searched the heavily wooded terrain, the fire-rescue unit reported.