Two people who died after a car was driven into a flooded area of Liverpool have been named by police.
An investigation was launched after police received a report of concern for the safety of a man and a woman inside a black Mercedes on Queens Drive in Mossley Hill at about 9.20pm on Saturday.
They were found at the scene and both were taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
They have now been identified by Merseyside Police as Elaine Marco, 75, and her husband Philip Marco.
A statement from their family said: “We are devastated and heartbroken by the sudden loss of Elaine and Philip Marco.
“They were much loved parents to four children and ten grandchildren. The family are arriving overseas from America and Australia to mourn their loss.
“They were due to celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary next week and our only comfort is knowing that they were together to the very end.
Merseyside Police said their enquiries into the incident are ongoing.
A Liverpool City Council spokesperson said on Monday: “This was a tragic incident and our thoughts are with those involved and their families.
“Council officers from highways and City Watch supported the emergency services in responding. The road is expected to remain closed for some time while an investigation takes place, and motorists are asked to continue to avoid the area.”