Above: Massive search for missing fire chief
Ashcroft RCMP says the search for a fire chief who was swept away by rushing water near Cache Creek is now a recovery mission.
Clayton Cassidy, chief of Cache Creek’s volunteer fire department, disappeared Friday while he was checking on the creek levels.
A massive search, involving crews from around B.C. and Metro Vancouver has been underway since.
However, search experts said Sunday that given the length of time he’s been missing and the elements, it is unlikely that he survived.
Cassidy had served with the Cache Creek department for more than three decades, and was honoured with the Medal of Good Citizenship last year for helping the community’s residents in the wake of a devastating 2015 flood.
Christy Clark paused her election campaign on Saturday to visit Cache Creek and tour the flood zone, expressing her support for it and other communities across B.C. that have been affected by flooding and mudslides.