Hereford & Worcester

Evesham woman drowns on Thailand holiday

Rebecca Callaghan, pic Newsteam International
Image caption Rebecca's funeral will be held in Bengeworth

A 21-year-old woman from Worcestershire has died while on a three-month trip in Thailand.

Rebecca Callaghan drowned in the sea in the Phuket area. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said they were informed of her death on Saturday.

Officials are offering assistance to her family in Evesham and to her travelling companions in Thailand.

Her body has not yet been returned to the UK but her funeral will be held at St Peters in nearby Bengeworth.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of Rebecca Callaghan in the Phuket area of Thailand.

"We are offering consular assistance to her family in the UK and travelling companions in Thailand."

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