The body of Cache Creek fire chief Clayton Cassidy has been found.
Members of the Ashcroft fire department were doing a regular patrol of Cache Creek about 10:30 p.m. Saturday night (May 27, 2017) when they discovered Cassidy’s body near a washed-out bridge. He had been missing since May 5 when he was checking water levels near the bridge.
He is believed to have been swept away by the rising creek.
Cassidy received a Medal of Good Citizenship for his actions during the Cache Creek flash flooding of 2015.
“Pretty much on a daily basis there was river monitoring and foot patrols being done of the creek area since the date that he went missing back on May 5,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.
He said recovery efforts were expected to be completed today.
“It’s our understanding that we should be able to carry out and complete the recovery today safely,” he said.
Family members have been notified and support is being provided, Moskaluk said.