Appeal to help repatriate body of mother of three who drowned
The family of a UK national and mother of three who drowned while on holiday in Bermuda have started a fundraiser to repatriate her body.
The GoFundMe page for Amanda “Pinky” Chibwe, 31, has received £8,582 of its £10,000 goal in the three days since it was launched.
Denia Chibwe, Ms Chibwe’s sister, wrote on the page: “Today words fail me as I have tragically lost a beautiful vibrant soul, my one and only sister.”
She added: “Our wish is have her home back to us where she belongs.
“We really would appreciate any help as I know she touched so many lives with her kindness, laughter and her caring soul.”
Amanda Chibwe was pulled from the water at Southlands beach in Warwick last Friday at about 4.45pm.
She was rushed to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later. Police are not treating her death as suspicious.
The GoFundMe page has received more than 200 donations, with the two largest being £500 each.
Many comments expressed their shock and grief at the death and offered words of comfort to the Chibwe family.
One commenter wrote: “Amanda, you were such a genuine girl, I have nothing bad to say about you. Realest of many, very sweet with a loving spirit, I will remember you always like this.
“Condolences to your family and friends especially.”