RCMP revealed yesterday that equipment, including a 40MM Abrams Airborne Mfg Inc. Less Lethal Multi-Launcher (AKA a grenade launcher), had gone missing.
The items apparently fell through the insecure back hatch of a truck canopy on July 23 shortly before 7:30 am in the area of the Golden Ears Bridge, BC.
The truck was being driven by a member of the Integrated Emergency Response Team, who was alerted to the open hatch by a passing motorist.
Thankfully, a member of the public has come forward to reconnect the RCMP with their missing equipment.
“As a result of media coverage, a member of the public immediately called the RCMP to report they recovered the equipment in the area it was believed to have gone missing,” Staff Sgt Annie Linteau said in a release.
“Officers have connected with them and confirmed that all missing items have accounted for.”
The incident has prompted a review from authorities, which is still ongoing.