POLICE – Search continues for missing Cache Creek fire chief

Ashcroft RCMP were continuing their searching Friday night (May 5, 2017) for Cache Creek fire chief Clayton Cassidy.

Friday morning, police received a report that the 59-year-old Cassidy was missing. He was last known to be checking creek water levels early Friday morning.

Police have confirmed Cassidy had been checking creek flow levels in Cache Creek, east of the village near Brookside Campground.

He last had communication with someone early Friday overnight, and was seen by the river. Cassidy’s vehicle was also found at the location.

Clayton Cassidy is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • 5’11 180 cm
  • 177 lbs 80 kgs
  • Hair brown
  • Eyes brown
  • Last seen wearing blue overalls

The Cache Creek RCMP have activated area Search and Rescue resources, which include swift water technicians and SAR Service dog teams, said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

Currently, an extensive ground and waters’ edge search is underway. Mr Clayton is considered as missing.

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