The bodies of the father and the couple’s two children, swept away by the water, were all found. The paternal grandmother expressed her anger.

The body of a 12-year-old child who disappeared in Gard after being swept away by water during the floods of the weekend of March 9 and 10 was found this Friday, March 15, according to an announcement from the public prosecutor’s office. The child had been missing, along with his sister and father, since March 9. They had attempted to cross a submersible bridge in Dions around 11:30 p.m. The family was returning from dinner at the grandmother’s house when the vehicle became trapped. Only the mother was able to be rescued when emergency services arrived on site. She was able to be airlifted.

Tuesday March 12, the body of the girl was discovered in the waters of the Gardon at midday. That same day, in a press release, the public prosecutor confirmed that a body discovered on Monday was indeed that of the father of the two children. On Monday, the missing man’s mother, Christiane, was distraught. She explained to Le Parisien that she welcomed the family for dinner on Saturday: “When they left, around 11 p.m., it was raining hard, but there was nothing alarming either. It was my daughter-in-law who gets behind the wheel, she doesn’t drink a drop of alcohol and is never reckless.”

Christiane also spoke at length to BFMTV and expressed her anger. According to her, the mother would never have used the bridge if the barrier had been properly closed. “This is not true,” she again assured our colleagues, returning to the information according to which the bridge was closed at 11 p.m. And added: “It was only closed at a quarter to midnight! My son would never have taken this bridge with his two children on board and his partner, if it had been closed.” The grandmother has already assured BFMTV that she intends to go all the way, if ever it is necessary to file a complaint, particularly against the State.