Body of missing 21-year-old backpacker found at sea

Body of missing 21-year-old backpacker found at sea

The brother of a British backpacker who went missing in Cambodia has confirmed her body was found at sea.

Police found Amelia Bambridge's body about 30 miles away from tourist destination Koh Rong where she was last seen, The BBC reported.

The sister of missing United Kingdom backpacker Amelia Bambridge has spoken of the moment she received the "horrific confirmation" that her body had been found.

The police chief for Preah Sihanouk province, the residence the place Ms Bambridge was once final seen, beforehand stated he believed she has drowned.

Authorities had launched an intensive land, air and sea search on and around Koh Rong, joined by members of the missing woman's family who came after learning she was lost.

Amelia, from Worthing, West Sussex, was on a gap year in Cambodia and travelling alone for the first time and went missing at 3am last Thursday. "I'm sorry to you Amelia Bambridge the round is on me when we meet again in heaven".

Deputy navy commander Tea Sokha said the authorities were tipped off about the body by fishermen who saw it.

The Lucie Blackman Trust, an organization dedicated to helping families whose loved ones have disappeared overseas, has been helping the Bambridge family and also confirmed the tragic news.

Bambridge's brother, father, and mother arrived in Cambodia on Sunday to join the search.

Police later found her bag and phone in the area where she was last seen.

"We are aware of the very tragic news from Cambodia".

"It breaks my heart to let all my close family and friends know the horrendous outcome that we didn't want".

It comes as her family deliberate to rent a team of agreeable jungle searchers to continue buying for her.

Police held six men for questioning but they were found not to be involved and released.

She was discovered missing later that day after she failed to check out of her hostel as planned, the outlet reports.

About 150 volunteers including divers, navy personnel and placement visitors are interested by the search, to boot to law enforcement officers.

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