Body of missing Cache Creek fire chief found

By Vanessa Ybarra
May 28, 2017 - 7:00am Updated: May 29, 2017 - 12:00am

CACHE CREEK, B.C. —  The body of missing Cache Creek fire chief Clayton Cassidy has been found.

Ashcroft RCMP confirmed Cassidy's body was discovered in Cache Creek late Saturday night.

The Ashcroft Fire Department was undergoing its daily patrol of the creek when they made the discovery at around 10:30 p.m.

His body was found a short distance away from the bridge wash out area.

Ashcroft RCMP, Kamloops and Ashcroft Fire Rescue, and search and rescue technicians worked through the night, with recovery efforts continuing this morning.

The 59-year-old had been missing since May 5th.

It's believed he was swept away by the fast-flowing currents while checking on Cache Creek water levels.

Ashcroft RCMP Corporal Dan Moskaluk says Cassidy's family have been notified.

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