Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Search on for B.C. Fire Chief Who May Have Been Swept Away in Swollen Creek

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Search on for B.C. Fire Chief Who May Have Been Swept Away in Swollen Creek

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B.C. fire chief may have been swept away in creek

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CACHE CREEK, B.C. - The RCMP says the fire chief of Cache Creek in British Columbia's Interior is missing and may have been swept away in a swollen creek.

Searchers, including the Kamloops Search and Rescue team, a helicopter, a swift-water rescue team, a canine unit and dozens of volunteers are looking for Clayton Cassidy.

The RCMP say the 59-year-old man went missing early Friday while checking water levels for Cache Creek and he was last seen near the water.

Police say Cassidy's vehicle was also found near the creek.

Kamloops Search and Rescue manager Alan Hobler that an aerial search was unsuccessful.

"We searched for several hours by helicopter and now we are focusing more on shore and land based searching," he said.

Cassidy was given a Medal of Good Citizenship by the B. …

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