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Missing Briton's parents 'drained'

The parents of a British woman who went missing from a cruise ship on the coast of Mexico have said their "world had crumbled".

Rebecca Coriam, 24, from Chester, was last seen aboard the Disney Wonder on Monday March 21 and failed to report for her scheduled shift the following day.

Miss Coriam was employed as a youth worker on the vessel which left Los Angeles last weekend for a week-long cruise and is now back in dock there.

Police in the Bahamas - where the Disney Wonder is registered - said they have found no evidence to suggest "foul play" on board the liner.

Miss Coriam's parents, Michael and Ann, from Guilden Sutton near Chester, have released a short statement which said: "We have just flown back from Los Angeles after our world crumbled. We are very tired, drained and emotional.

"We wish to be with our family and friends."

In a statement released on Tuesday, Superintendent Paul Rolle, of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, said officers had concluded investigations on board the vessel.

He added: "At the present time there is no evidence to suggest foul play. The case remains open and under active investigation."

Mr and Mrs Coriam flew out to the United States last week, with Miss Coriam's cousin, Trish Davies, as concerns grew for their daughter.

Ms Davies said the family had been told Miss Coriam made a phone call from the ship shortly before she was reported missing.

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