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Body of missing Cache Creek fire chief Clayton Cassidy located

Cache Creek fire chief Clayton Cassidy. - File photo
Cache Creek fire chief Clayton Cassidy.
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BARBARA RODEN/ASHCROFT CACHE CREEK JOURNAL

The Ashcroft RCMP have confirmed that the body of missing Cache Creek fire chief Clayton Cassidy was located late on the evening of Saturday, May 27.

At approximately 10:30 pm on Saturday, the Ashcroft RCMP was advised that Cassidy’s body had been located in Cache Creek by the Ashcroft fire department during the daily patrol of Cache Creek.

Ashcroft RCMP, Search and Rescue technicians from Kamloops, and the Ashcroft fire department worked throughout the night. Recovery efforts are continuing on Sunday, with SAR technicians from the 100 Mile House SAR Team attending to relieve the previous team.

Cassidy’s body was located a short distance away from a bridge which washed out on Cache Creek below the Brookside Campground. He went missing in the early hours of May 5, while checking water levels around the village following flooding on the evening of May 4.

“It is felt that a recovery will be safely completed today. The Ashcroft RCMP have notified Mr.Cassidy’s family and are providing support,” stated RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

 

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