We’ve all been enjoying the amazing weather that we’ve had over the majority of this summer, but for some of us it hasn’t ended well.
After a long hot summer of heat waves, it has definitely come to an end with storms and floods in France, leaving five campsites completely deserted after everyone had to be evacuated.
More than 1,600 people have been evacuated with the help of helicopters and one 70-year-old man is still missing.
Police said the 70-year-old missing German man is feared to have been swept away by fast-flowing flood waters whilst sheltering inside his caravan.
The man was helping a group of around 100 children from the city of Leverkusen that were evacuated from a campsite in Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas.
The caravan that he was sheltering in was later found ‘empty and in pieces’ after being trapped in fast flowing muddy water from the Ardeche River’s burst banks.
Divers were said to be taking part in the search for the man, however, a top regional official said it was not known for sure whether the man was in his caravan at the time it was swept away.
Involved in the operations were more than 400 firefighters and police, many of them were sent in from other areas.
Four German children were taken to hospital and treated for hypothermia and a further 10 people were treated for minor injuries.
The helicopters were used to spot the campsites and help with occasional rescues.
Watch the video report here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM5jc78iifw