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Brazil navy searches for British canoeist missing in Amazon

Brazilian navy patrol boats and helicopters are searching for a British woman reported missing while canoeing on the Solimoes River in the northern jungle state of Amazonas.

The navy said that the 43-year-old woman was between the cities of Codajas and Coari when she activated an emergency locator on Wednesday.

It said that her canoe and some personal belongings have been recovered, without giving further details.

The navy did not identify the woman.

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