The family of Mr and Mrs Murray who died following a car accident in Hoff, Appleby on Saturday has paid tribute to them.
Their car plunged off a bridge and landed in a river, the couple were pronounced dead at the scene.
Steve Murray, their eldest son said on behalf of the family:
– Steve Murray
“We are all truly shocked and terribly upset by the tragic event on Saturday taking mum and dad away from us; as well as Grand parents and Great Grand parents from our children. It is hard to come to terms with something so shocking and painful. We thank family and friends for their support and such a difficult time.”
Cumbria police have named the couple who died as when their car fell from a Cumbrian bridge.
They were Mr and Mrs Murray from Appleby.
Mr Alan Murray, aged 73 of Scattergate Crescent in Appleby was driving towards Appleby on Saturday afternoon (30th June) when his vehicle left the road, travelled down an embankment and turned upside down in a beck.
Emergency services, including the Great North Air Ambulance attended the scene. However both Mr Murray and his wife Barbara who was a passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.
The road was closed for four hours while examinations were carried out.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
Two people have died after the car they were in left the road and fell from a bridge in Cumbria.
Emergency services were called to Hoff Beck, near Appleby yesterday afternoon (Saturday 30 June) where they found the car upside down.
The man and woman, who have not been named, were declared dead at the scene.
The emergency services are at the scene of an accident near Appleby, Cumbria where they're trying to rescue two people trapped in their car.
The air ambulance responded to reports that the car came off a bridge on near Hoff on the B6260 and was resting upside down in water below.
The road, that runs between Appleby and Orton, has been closed.