Bodies found of cou­ple lost dur­ing storm

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

A mas­sive search for an el­derly cou­ple swept out to sea ended in tragedy yes­ter­day when two bodies were found on the shore­line.

James and Su­san Ken­neavy had been miss­ing since Wed­nes­day when they are thought to have been at­tempt­ing to drive home in atro­cious weather con­di­tions as 30ft waves flooded the road.

Yes­ter­day the bodies of a man and a woman were found across the bay from where the cou­ple’s wrecked Ford Kuga was dis­cov­ered on Thurs­day morn­ing.

Po­lice said the bodies are be­lieved to be Mr and Mrs Ken­neavy, of Drum­more, Wig­town­shire, and their fam­i­lies have been in­formed.

Friend Ed­ward Beck said the com­mu­nity would rally round the Ken­neavy’s fam­ily and friends dur­ing “the dark days ahead”.

He also called for ac­tion to be taken to pre­vent a sim­i­lar tragedy in fu­ture, as the stretch of road where their car was washed away was known to be treach­er­ous in stormy weather.

Mr Beck said: “Sadly, but not un­ex­pect­edly, the worst out­come was con­firmed.

“Our task now is to en­sure a sim­i­lar tragedy can never hap­pen again.”

Mr Beck said drivers of­ten ig­nored the warn­ing signs when the road closed due to bad weather.

Mrs Ken­neavy, 65, was found at the wa­ter’s edge at Port William near New­ton Ste­wart at 8.15am. Father-of-two Mr Ken­neavy, 79, was then found nearby.

James and Su­san Ken­neavy

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