A British couple have plunged to their deaths after accidentally reversing a buggy off the edge of a mountain while on holiday.
Milly and Toby Savill were enjoying the trip of a lifetime in Greece and rented an off-road buggy to tour Santorini’s highest point, Profitis Ilias mountain when a miscalculated u-turn ended their lives.
Full details of the tragic accident have yet to be revealed but it’s believed Mr Savill was behind the wheel when the vehicle plunged into a 200 meter ravine.
Members of the couple’s South London church Hope Vauxhall have been left mourning the loss of the pair who were described as “utterly devoted to each other,” and were well loved in the local education and church community.
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Mr Savill recently started teaching history at Ark Evelyn Grave Academy in September 2018, while 25-year-old Mrs Savill taught at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Vauxhall.
Tributes have been pouring in on social media with everyone from fellow teachers to local Members of Parliament tweeting their condolences.
Dulwich and West Norwood Member of Parliament Helen Hayes tweeted: “My thoughts with all at @ARKEvelynGrace on the devastating loss of teacher Toby Savill & his wife Milly, a teacher in Vauxhall.”
Nearby school St Leonard’s Primary tweeted:
The thoughts and prayers of everyone at St Leonard's are with the communities of @StAnnesVauxhall and @ARKEvelynGrace following the tragic deaths of Milly & Toby Savill, the husband and wife teachers of their respective schools whilst on holiday.
— St Leonard's Primary (@StLeonardsCEP) April 18, 2019
Counsellors have been provided to support students and fellow staff at both of the schools where the couple in their early twenties taught.
St Anne’s Catholic Primary School Head teacher Catherine Davis told the media: “Such young lives cut short when so young can’t be understood, apart from maybe the belief that Milly and Toby’s share of god’s work had, in his eyes, been completed and he was ready to welcome them into his kingdom”.
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