UPDATE: Missing ERT gas gun found

A member of the public contacted the police after the loss was announced.

A tear gas gun was lost near the Golden Ears Bridge after it fell out of a police officer’s truck on Sunday. It was recovered by police after they made a public appeal.

The 40mm Abrams Airborne multi-launcher, a large gas cannister launching gun, was lost by a member of the Integrated Emergency Response Team just before 7:30 a.m., said Staff Sgt. Annie Linteau, a BC RCMP spokesperson.

The truck driver was alerted to the open hatch on his vehicle by another passing motorist, said Linteau.

He noticed that a camouflage bag containing the multi-launcher was missing, along with a green case containing its ammunition. A black backpack containing assorted electronic equipment may also be missing.

Police searched the area thoroughly, but didn’t turn up the equipment.

“We are very concerned about the loss of these items and are doing all we can to locate them,” said Linteau.

The police had asked that anyone who found the items not touch them but contact the authorities.

“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. Officers have connected with them and confirmed that all missing items have accounted for,” Linteau said.

A thorough review of the incident is still being conducted, she said.

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The ammunition for the missing gas gun.

Another equipment bag full of electronics may also be missing.

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