Body of Shuswap man who died in mudslide recovered

FFILE PHOTO - An evacuation order was issued for 13 properties after a mudslide at Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road in the Shuswap on May 6, 2017.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Columbia Shuswap Regional District

SALMON ARM - The remains of a Shuwap man who went missing after a mudslide swept through his home in early May have been found.

Roy Sharp is pictured in this photo submitted by RCMP.
Roy Sharp is pictured in this photo submitted by RCMP.

RCMP say with the help of crews from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, Ministry of Transportation and local residents Roy Frederick Sharp's body was located and recovered from the slide’s debris yesterday, May 31.

Sharp, 76, had not been seen since his home in Tappen, about 14 kilometres north of Salmon Arm, was engulfed by the slide on May 5. Search efforts became recovery efforts May 8.

Sharp was one of two men who went missing in early May in the Southern Interior as melt water and rain played havoc with local creeks. Cache Creek fire chief Clayton Cassidy went missing on May 4. His body was recovered last Saturday and a memorial service is being held this weekend.

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