UK Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Office for Asia and the Pacific, Heather Wheeler has expressed appreciation to the Cambodian government for locating the body of British National Amelia Bambridge, who died in an accidental drowning.
In a letter to Cambodian Ambassador to UK Soeung Rathachavy in which the Foreign Affairs Ministry published today, Ms Wheeler said she appreciated everything that the Cambodian government had done to help locate the body of Ms Bambridge.
“I have been following the case closely and want to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to your emergency services, and search and recovery teams,” she wrote.
“I can only imagine how difficult the last [three] week has been for all those involved, and despite the tragic outcome, we want to recognize and praise their efforts,” she added.
The 21-year-old British tourist Amelia Bambridge went missing on October 24 at about 3am after she partied on Koh Rong island in Preah Sihanouk province.
Her body was found a week later, floating near the maritime border of Cambodia-Thailand, some 80 kilometres from where she was last seen. Police ruled out foul play as the cause of her death following an autopsy, saying that it was an accidental drowning.