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British backpacker Amelia Bambridge died from accidental drowning

British backpacker Amelia Bambridge, who went missing in Cambodia, died from accidental drowning, a post-mortem examination has concluded.

The 21-year-old, from Worthing, West Sussex, was last seen at a beach party on the island of Koh Rong last week.

Her body was recovered 30 miles off the island and will be taken to Sihanoukville on the mainland.




The post-mortem results were confirmed by Sihanoukville Information Department and local police.

Officials said her body had been released to the family who would be able to return her to the UK immediately.

She was last seen at about 03:00 local time on 23 October and was reported missing when she failed to check out of her hostel.



Staff at Police Beach, a private party venue on the island, found her purple rucksack with her purse, phone and bank cards inside the following morning.

About 150 volunteers including divers, navy personnel, local people and tourists joined Cambodian police officers in land and sea searches.

Bambridge’s father and brother flew out and joined the search parties on Sunday, Her mother had arrived on the island on Monday.

Her brother, Harry, confirmed on Facebook that the body found in the sea was his sister’s.

Family and friends of Bambridge attended a vigil hosted at St Michael’s Church in Worthing on Wednesday, one week on from when she was last seen.

Father Christopher Ingel had said her disappearance was the “most unimaginable” thing for her family.

The family criticised the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for a lack of support.


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