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Bryony Freestone Thailand drowning: Tributes paid to 'hugely popular student'

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Image caption Student Bryony Freestone drowned off the coast of Koh Chang, Thailand, on Sunday

Tributes have been paid to a "talented, dedicated and hugely popular student" who drowned in Thailand.

Bryony Freestone, 19, from Little Houghton, Northampton, died off the island of Koh Chang on 14 August.

Her twin sister Sophie posted a picture of the pair on Facebook, captioned: "There's nothing I wouldn't give to have you back".

The University of Exeter, where Miss Freestone was a student, said it was "deeply saddened by this awful news".

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"Bryony is remembered as a talented, dedicated and hugely popular student and our heartfelt condolences and thoughts are with her family and friends," a spokesman said of Miss Freestone, who studied at Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

The Foreign Office confirmed it was supporting the family of a British national "who sadly died in Thailand on 14 August".