France flooding: Helicopters rescue HUNDREDS from campsite as torrential rain swells river

Top Gard official Thierry Dousset told BFM-TV that about 750 people were evacuated from five campsites.

The Gard government also said four German children were hospitalised for hypothermia in Bagnols-sur-Ceze.

BFM-TV reported that the missing person was a 70-year-old German.

Jean-Yves Chapelet, mayor of Bagnols, said many Dutch tourists were among the 350 campers evacuated there.

Authorities also said 119 children in nearby Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas have been sent to an emergency shelter.

The rescue was carried out by hundreds of firefighters who were backed by four helicopter in the evacuation.

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