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Body of missing Cache Creek fire chief found

Clayton Cassidy
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May 28, 2017 - 8:30 AM

CACHE CREEK - The body of Clayton Cassidy has been found.

Around 10:30 p.m. yesterday, May 27, members of the Ashcroft fire department found his body during a patrol of Cache Creek, according to a police press release. It was found near a bridge washout area.

Members of Ashcroft RCMP, the Ashcroft fire department and search and rescue technicians from Kamloops helped in the recovery effort overnight and continue today with help from the 100 Mile House search and rescue team.

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

Cassidy, 59, went missing Friday, May 5. He was last known to be checking on the creek for washouts due to the high-water flow. 

The loss of Cassidy has hit Cache Creek and Ashcroft, where’s he’s worked for decades, hard.

"It was just devastating," editor of the Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal Barbara Roden told iNFOnews.ca earlier this month.


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