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Search continues for missing Cache Creek fire chief Clayton Cassidy

Search and rescue personnel are back in Cache Creek today, along with local volunteers.
Clayton Cassidy (second from left) receiving the Medal of Good Citizenship in June 2016.

The search for missing person Clayton Cassidy continues, with the Ashcroft RCMP coordinating the search for the missing Cache Creek fire chief, who disappeared in the early hours of Friday, May 5 while checking water levels in the town.

Sgt. Kathleen Thain of the Ashcroft detachment says that swiftwater search and rescue crews will be in Cache Creek in the morning and afternoon of May 8 to search and re-search Cache Creek. The search effort went from rescue to recovery late on May 6.

Volunteers on the ground will continue the search on foot throughout the day. Extensive search efforts took place over the weekend, with more than 30 search and rescue volunteers, as well as members of the Cache Creek and Kamloops fire departments, members of the Cassidy family, and community members taking part.

RCMP Victim Assistance personnel are in place to provide support to the Cassidy family, as well as to members of the community who have been affected by this tragic incident.