John Lillistone & Patricia Lillistone Wiki
The wonderful ‘grandparents’ who died when their car was swept in the Trent River
The bodies of 83-year-old John Lillistone and 82-year-old Patricia Lillistone were found two weeks after the horrified spectators saw their cars drift down the River Trent.
A ruined family paid tribute to a “wonderful” elderly couple who died dragging in the river.
Grandparents John Lillistone, 83, and Patricia Lillistone, 82, were found dead two weeks after horrified witnesses saw their cars being moved down the River Trent.
The couple’s vehicle went under water in Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, on Monday evening, February 1.
After two weeks of police search, their bodies were found in the river Saturday.
The couple’s family posted a joint tribute today after their tragic deaths.
The family said in a touching statement: “John and Patricia are loving, caring parents and grandparents who are always there for family and friends.
Our family is devastated by the loss of two wonderful people and they will be sorely missed by everyone. We have many happy moments of our time together that we will live forever.
“We thank the emergency services and other agencies involved for their tireless efforts and support in this very difficult time.”
Expert officers had been searching for the river ever since the car entered the water at Hoveringham, and witnesses reported seeing two people inside.
The car was on the riverbed days later, but was inaccessible due to the fast running water from the flood.
An expert dive team entered the water at around 10.30 on Saturday and the couple’s bodies were found. Now the official identity has been established and Mr. and Mrs. Lillistone’s family was supported by a family liaison officer.
“Our thoughts remain in the family of the deceased who want their privacy to be respected in what I know was an extremely difficult time,” said Inspector Tim Ringer, who led the rescue. Said.
Their deaths aroused grief in their community after their bodies were rescued by the police.
Councilor Roger Jackson, representing the Southwell ward of the Nottinghamshire County Council, said, “I heard the news today.
“What happened is very, very tragic.
“We don’t know what the conditions are around him, but it’s too bad for everyone involved. My heart goes to their family.
“I was talking with the local congregation council and the highway team to see if we had to do some work to see if we could prevent this from happening again. It was pretty traumatic for those who witnessed it – I understand what some residents saw happening – but there was absolutely nothing they could do. will play in your mind. ”
Nottinghamshire Police, in partnership with the Environment Agency, used sonar technology and an underwater drone to track the vehicle’s position, which is now removed from the water.
A file will now be prepared for the forensic officer.