The following is a press release issued by the Salmo RCMP department:
On Aug.27, at roughly 3:41p.m., Salmo RCMP responded to a complaint of found explosives near the boat launch at Erie Lake. Investigation revealed 8 tubes of Power Frac Dynamite had been deposited in the water close to shore.
The Lower Mainland Explosives Detection Unit attended the area and safely disposed of the items. Salmo RCMP remind the public that the careless use of dynamite and similar explosives constitutes an offence under section 82(1) of the Criminal Code, not counting the potential for even more serious offences involving personal harm.
If anyone has any knowledge as to the origin of the dynamite and / or persons responsible, please contact the Salmo RCMP detachment at 250-357-2212 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222 TIPS(8477).