British woman dies during solo Amazon kayak bid

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A British woman who disappeared during a solo kayaking expedition in the Brazilian Amazon has died.

Adventurer Emma Kelty, 43, from London, was last heard from on Wednesday September 13, days after posting about her fears of being robbed or murdered.

The former headteacher's last known location was around 150 miles west of the jungle city of Manaus, between the towns of Coari and Codajas.

A Foreign office spokesman said on Tuesday: "We are supporting the family of a British woman following her death in Brazil and are in contact with the Brazilian authorities."