Dutch teen student drowns off French coast
The body of a Dutch young woman was found in the south of France on Thursday. The 19 year old Marie Camps, student at the Belgian Erasmus University, drowned on Wednesday in a river canyon of the Gorges de Galamus while swimming with two friends. Camps and two fellow students, Dennis de Groef and Maarten du Bois, were doing internships at a campsite in the village of Quillan. The three went swimming on Wednesday afternoon when bad weather suddenly came in, AD reports. They decided to take shelter in one of the caves, but around 5:00 p.m. they were swept away by rising waters. The two Belgian boys were rescued by motorcyclists who were nearby, but the Dutch girl disappeared under water. A passerby saw what happened and called the emergency services, which responded with a helicopter and about 60 rescue workers. They searched for the girl for a long time on Wednesday night, but found nothing. Her body was eventually found around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. The girl's parents were informed by the police on Thursday. Her two friends were examined by psychologists and seem to be doing okay. Both her school and the campsite where she was an intern have expressed their support for the family online. "With dismay we learned of the death of our student Marie C. of Tourism and Recreation Management." the Erasmus University writes on its Facebook page. "We wish her family, fellow students and teachers a lot of strength. The student counselors of MMM are available if you need them."