A sorrowful family has revealed the tragic loss of an elderly couple who passed away just a week before celebrating their 54th wedding anniversary. Philip Marco, aged 77, and Elaine Marco, aged 75, faced a heartbreaking fate when their Mercedes became stranded in floodwaters in the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool at around 9 pm on Saturday.
Emergency responders, including firefighters and police, arrived at the scene and managed to extract the couple from the vehicle. Despite their efforts, the couple couldn’t be revived and were taken to the hospital. The Marcos’ family conveyed their profound grief through a statement issued by Merseyside Police. They expressed that the only solace they can find in this tragedy is the knowledge that Philip and Elaine were together until the end.
The couple had been parents to four children and had ten grandchildren. Friends paid tribute to them, lamenting the tragic loss and offering condolences to the bereaved family. Witnesses recounted scenes of red lights submerged in water and likened the situation to a burst dam as the couple’s car was caught in the flood. The water levels were described as reaching up to 15 feet, causing powerful currents and devastation.
Philip and Elaine’s vehicle was submerged beneath a bridge, and bystanders attempted to assist them, but their efforts were in vain. The local authorities, including Merseyside Police, initiated an investigation into the incident, which occurred on Queens Drive in Mossley Hill.
The road’s tendency to flood during heavy rain has been an ongoing concern for the community. The incident has led to road closures, and authorities have requested anyone with relevant information, including dashcam footage or eyewitness accounts, to come forward and assist in the investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Mike Dalton expressed condolences to the family and acknowledged the collaborative efforts of responders and bystanders at the scene. He emphasized the ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident and urged those with information to share it with the authorities.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn