Spread the love

Family missing in Gard: the body of a man found, the two children still sought

The family was returning home after dinner on Saturday night. Sunday, when his vehicle was damaged. carried away by the waters as it passes over a submersible bridge.

Storm Monica wreaked havoc. Particularly affected, the Gard department has already recorded four dead. Three wereé Discovered on Sunday, the fourth victim is a man who could be the father of the deceased family. missing since Saturday evening. His body was destroyed. found this Monday, March 11 in the morning. But this sad assessment could well still be only provisional. Indeed, the man's two children, aged 4 and 13, are still missing this Monday evening. 

"Provisional human toll in the town of Dions : the body of a man wasé found This morning. The vehicle of the missing was destroyed. found downstream of the submersible bridge yesterday", indicated on X the prefect of Gard & midday this Monday, thus suggesting the worst for the fate of the two children. to cross a submersible bridge by car, which was not closed &agrav; traffic, around 11:30 p.m. Saturday evening, à Dions. 

By taking refuge on the roof, the family managed to escape. contact emergency services. &On their arrival, only the mother, who had taken refuge in a tree, took refuge in a tree. could have been rescued. The father and children were reportedly killed. carried away by the swollen river. The vehicle wasé found empty downstream from the scene of the tragedy. 

The mother of the missing 41-year-old man, once distraught, explained how at Parisien having welcomed the family for dinner on Saturday: "When they left, around 11&nbsp It was raining hard, but there was nothing alarming either. It was my daughter-in-law who took the wheel, she doesn't drink a drop of alcohol and is never reckless."

This Sunday, 32 firefighters, including 20 underwater rescuers, but also drones and a helicopter were called to the rescue. mobilized. The research had finally been carried out. interrupted à at nightfall, before resuming this Monday at night. dawn. According to the deputy departmental director of the Gard firefighters   According to the AFP, the searches proved dangerous given "the situation of the rivers". With the decline of the Gardon, new spaces have been created. made available this Monday for searches. The device was é "recalibratedé depending on the drop in watercourses. 200 gendarmes and 110 firefighters then had to respond. new summer mobilized to find the missing. À At midday, the Gard prefecture indicated on ;eacute;s in the search for the missing.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116