British couple die after buggy falls 700ft into ravine on Greek island of Santorini

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

A British couple have died on the Greek island of Santorini after their buggy plunged from a mountain, fire services in Greece confirmed today.

Teachers Milly and Toby Savill, 25 and 26 respectively and who worked in south London, fell into a nearly-700ft ravine while driving on the Profitis Ilias mountain.

A spokesman at the Greek fire service’s headquarters in Athens said firefighters were called to an incident on the Profitis Ilias mountain at 2.27pm on Sunday.

Eight firefighters and two vehicles attended the scene, with the fire service response finishing at 2.36am on Monday.

The accident happened on the Profitis Ilias mountain on the Greek island of Santorini (Wikipedia)

The peak of the mountain is the highest point on the island, which is popular with British holidaymakers.

Rescue workers initially struggled to reach the couple in the remote area of the mountain.

They were later declared dead at the scene and their bodies have since been removed.

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A Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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.”

Hundreds of Brits visit the mountain, which is home to the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, to take in the views of the stunning sunsets on the island.