He wanted to watch over his horses, also threatened by the risk of floods due to heavy rainfall in the region. The owner of a pension died this Sunday evening in Fréjus in the Var, placed vigilant red rain-floods by Météo France, as the neighboring department of Alpes-Maritimes. According to the prefecture, the man was swept away by the waters while he wanted to stay near his animals.
His disappearance was reported around 21 hours while the situation became critical for several surrounding municipalities, including Cannes and Mandelieu-la-Napoule. But the body of the victim was found shortly before midnight.
Another missing in Saint-Paul-en-Forêt
A person is also missing in another village in the Var, Saint-Paul-en-Forêt, after his vehicle was "potentially washed into a ford," report firefighters and rescue.
According to the last situation of the prefecture, firefighters Var have made 149 interventions during the day, including 32 rescues. "The relief activity is mainly on Puget-sur-Argens, Roquebrune-sur-Argens and Fréjus," he said.
Earlier in the evening, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner called on the people "to be very careful". About fifty schools are also announced closed in the Var, just as in the Alpes-Maritimes. Rail traffic is very disturbed throughout the South East.
Last week, bad weather in the Southeast caused the death of six people.