Phil Spencer's parents were trapped underwater for 20 minutes when they died in tragic accident
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Location, Location, Location star Phil Spencer's parents were trapped underwater for 20 minutes when they died in a tragic accident.
Anne, 82, and Richard, 89, died in a car accident on their family farm.
It was reported that the couple's car went into a river at their home in August 2023.
Anne and Richard were said to be on their way for a pub lunch when they went off the road.
The inquest at County Hall in Maidstone, Kent, heard from Area Coroner Sarah Clarke that Anne was driving her Toyota down a private road.
They were heading from the family home to a bridge on the farm which covered the Nail Bourne River.
With Richard in the passenger seat, they were joined by their carer in the back.
The court heard that the car slipped off the edge and overturned as it approached the bridge.
All three of them were then submerged in three feet of water.
They were pulled from the car after the woman in the backseat managed to escape through the window.
She called for help and paramedics arrived, taking the three to hospital.
Richard was pronounced dead with Anne dying shortly after and the carer in the vehicle suffering minor injuries.
A previous inquest for Richard was held previously, with a cause of death being ruled as Aspiration Pneumonitis.
Phil's Location, Location, Location co-star, Kirstie Allsopp announced his loss on social media in August.
Alongside a photo of the couple, she wrote: "This lovely photograph, recently taken at their home in Kent, is of Anne & David Spencer, I am desperately sad to have to say that they were both killed yesterday in a car accident near their home.
"They were farmers, animal lovers & devoted parents to Robert, Caryn, Helen & Philip and adored their 8 Grandchildren, the only blessing is that they died together, so will never have to mourn the loss of each other.
"I suspect many of you may want to join me in sending so much love to Phil and all his family.
"Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers, Thank you."
Phil later paid tribute to his parents as he shared to social media: "As a family we are all trying to hold onto the fact mum and dad went together and neither will ever have to mourn the loss of the other one. Which is a blessing in itself.
"Mum said to me only a week ago that she had resigned to thinking, 'now it looks like we will probably go together', and so they did.
"That was what God had planned for them - and it was a good plan."
Featured Image Credit: Twitter / Instagram / @kirstiemallsop