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British couple who died when their buggy fell into 656ft Greek ravine are revealed

A young British couple were killed when they accidentally reversed their buggy over a ravine’s edge after miscalculating how much space they had.

Milly and Toby Savill, both Christian teachers from south London, were driving a hired 800CC motor for a three hour trip over the Profitis Ilias mountain, in Santorini, Greece, on Sunday.

A worker at the rental agency in the town of Fira, told The Sun said: ‘The driver tried to turn the buggy around in the middle of the road but miscalculated.

‘He put the buggy in reverse, moved back thinking he had enough space, but by the time he realised his mistake the weight of the buggy was drawing him backwards and it fell into the ravine.

‘There was no fence or wall on the edge of the cliff.’

Milly and Toby Savill wed in August 2017 – they were described by Mrs Savill’s father as ‘utterly devoted to one another’

Milly and Toby Savill enjoying the world cup in London last summer, they died after plunging from a ravine in Santorini, Greece

Milly and Toby Savill enjoying the world cup in London last summer, they died after plunging from a ravine in Santorini, Greece

A smiling Milly, 25, and Toby Savill, 26, from Vauxhall, south London, who 'were utterly devoted to one another', died on the Greek island of Santorini on Sunday when their vehicle plunged off a mountain

A smiling Milly, 25, and Toby Savill, 26, from Vauxhall, south London, who ‘were utterly devoted to one another’, died on the Greek island of Santorini on Sunday when their vehicle plunged off a mountain

Stock image: The type of buggy that you can hire in Santorini, Greece. The Profitis Ilias mountain is a popular spot for tourists

Stock image: The type of buggy that you can hire in Santorini, Greece. The Profitis Ilias mountain is a popular spot for tourists

Mrs Savill’s father Steve Coulson, who is vicar of St Mark’s Church in Kennington, spoke of the pair’s devotion to each other and said his grieving family were being held together by their faith.

Mr Savill, 26, taught history at Ark Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton while Mrs Savill, 25, worked at St Anne’s Catholic primary school in Vauxhall.

Mrs Savill’s father said: ‘Milly and Toby were married in August 2017 and were utterly devoted to one another.

‘Their families are so proud of them, and although devastated, we are comforted by having shared so many wonderful times of love and joy together.

‘Toby and Milly were passionate about their Christian faith, and we are being sustained by the same sure hope of Easter Resurrection.’ 

Mr Savill joined the Brixton school in September after qualifying and had become popular with students and staff, Principal Tim Dainty said.

Mrs Savill was said to have been a ‘dearly, much loved teacher’ at St Anne’s, head teacher Catherine Davis said.

Her sister Joanna Coulson wrote on Facebook: ‘The joy from your wedding is just a taste compared to the joy you must be experiencing in Heaven right now.

‘Whilst still surreal, we grieve at our loss of Milly and Toby who were the happiest couple with genuine love for every person that was part of their lives.

‘Our only comfort is in knowing that you are having the best party with Jesus right now and one day we will join you too. We love you both so much.’ 

Emergency services were called to the incident at around 2.30pm on Sunday but struggled to reach the couple in the remote region.

Eight firefighters in two vehicles attended and the couple’s bodies were eventually removed from the ravine after being declared dead at the scene.

Milly Savill on her wedding day in 2017, with London's Oval cricket ground in the background, close to St Mark's Church in Kennington where her father is a minister

Milly Savill on her wedding day in 2017, with London’s Oval cricket ground in the background, close to St Mark’s Church in Kennington where her father is a minister

The British holidaymakers died after they crashed their buggy on Profitis Ilias (pictured) on the Greek island of Santorini

The British holidaymakers died after they crashed their buggy on Profitis Ilias (pictured) on the Greek island of Santorini 

Profitis Elias is the highest mountain on the island of Santorini in Greece. It is a popular location for British tourists

Profitis Elias is the highest mountain on the island of Santorini in Greece. It is a popular location for British tourists

The happy couple on their wedding day (pictured). Eight firefighters in two vehicles attended and the couple's bodies were eventually removed from the ravine after being declared dead at the scene

The happy couple on their wedding day (pictured). Eight firefighters in two vehicles attended and the couple’s bodies were eventually removed from the ravine after being declared dead at the scene

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the deaths of the two Britons on Wednesday. 

A spokesman said: ‘Our staff are assisting the families of two British people who have died on the island of Santorini and are in contact with the Greek authorities.’

Profitis Elias’ peak stands at 1,853ft above sea level and is the highest point on the island, which is popular with British holidaymakers. 

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