Search resumes to find the missing person

The person missing, the day after the violent storms that hit the Gard, was found safe and sound. “The 65-year-old man reported missing yesterday afternoon in the town of Aimargues, initially supposed to have fallen in the Rhony, was found safe and sound by the gendarmes,” recalls the prefecture.

At first, the firefighters, on the basis of information, believed that it had fallen at the end of the afternoon in the Rhony river, a tributary of the Vistre, in the town of Aimargues, in the south- west of Nîmes. “The person was hanging on to debris and rescuers could hear him, then contact was broken,” explained Lieutenant-Colonel Eric Agrinier.

The other two people are no longer missing

Tuesday, at the beginning of the afternoon, the prefecture had mentioned the disappearance of two other people, in Uchaud and Aigues-Vives. At the end of the afternoon, the missing person in Uchaud was finally found and was able to return to his home. Concerning the person of Aigues-Vives, “research and testimonies have led to the hypothesis of his disappearance being ruled out”, also indicated the prefecture.

Since the onset of bad weather on Tuesday morning, the Gard firefighters have also carried out more than 90 rescues of disaster victims.

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