Cumbria

Pair killed after car plunges off bridge in Cumbria

Two people have died after their car plunged off a bridge into a small river in Cumbria.

Firefighters found the car upside down in Hoff Beck, near Appleby, after the crash on Saturday afternoon.

The man and woman, who have not been named, were declared dead at the scene.

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters used specialist equipment to search the area to ensure nobody else was in the water.

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