Family pay tribute to British couple killed after buggy plunged into Santorini ravine

Telegraph Reporters
Milly and Toby Savill died in Santorini when their buggy plunged into a ravine - PA

A British couple killed after a buggy they were travelling in plunged into a 656-foot ravine in Santorini have been named as teachers Milly and Toby Savill.

The pair, from south London, had reportedly been driving the vehicle along theProfitis Ilias mountain, the highest point on the Greek island, on Sunday afternoon. It is not yet clear what caused the fall.

Mr Savill, 26, taught history at Ark Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton and Mrs Savill, 25, taught PSHEat St Anne's Catholic primary school in Vauxhall.

Mrs Savill's father Steve Coulson, the vicar of St Mark's Kennington Church in south London, paid tribute to the couple today.

He said: "Milly and Toby were married in 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."

The couple on their wedding day

Headteacher Catherine Davis said: "Mrs Savill was a dearly, much loved teacher and member of staff at St Anne's."

Principal Tim Dainty also paid tribute to the couple, saying: "Everyone here at Evelyn Grace Academy is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Toby Savill and his wife, Milly.

"Understandably, this news has come as a real shock to us all and so we will be working with counsellors to support those staff and students who require it at this difficult time."

He added: "Toby joined our school in September 2018 as a newly qualified teacher of history and quickly established himself as a very dedicated and passionate educator.

"His enthusiasm was infectious. He had a very strong relationship with his students and was extremely well-respected by his fellow staff members.

"He will be greatly missed by one and all."

Santorini is in the south of the Aegean Sea, south east of the Greek capital Athens.

A spokesman at the Greek fire service's headquarters in Athens said firefighters were called to the incident at 2.27pm on Sunday.

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

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."