By La Provence (with AFP)
The person reported missing since Tuesday afternoon in the town of Aimargues, southwest of Nîmes, following the violent storms that hit the Gard, was found safe and sound Wednesday morning by the gendarmes, announced the prefecture of the department.
This 65-year-old man, “initially supposed to have fallen into the Rhony”, a tributary of the Vistre, had “found refuge at the time of the rising waters,” said the same source.
We have “stopped the search operations following information from the gendarmerie according to which this person was found”, Gard firefighters confirmed to AFP.
If the situation calmed down on Tuesday afternoon and evening in the Gard, after the department was briefly placed in red vigilance by Météo-France, it could deteriorate again on Wednesday morning.