THE family of a backpacker who died in Cambodia have remembered her as an “outstandingly kind” young woman with an “enormous zest for life”.

Amelia Bambridge, 21, had been travelling on her gap year on the island of Koh Rong when she was reported missing on October 24.

Her body was found after a five-day search and a rucksack was found near to the site of a beach party she attended on the night of her disappearance.

A post-mortem determined she had accidentally drowned.

There were no signs of foul play, investigators said.

Amelia’s family say they are now focused on bringing the backpacker’s body home so they can lay her to rest.

They have started a fundraiser, which has raised £18,781 out of the £25,000 needed.

Paying tribute to Amelia, a former BHASVIC pupil, her family described her as “an amazing daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend”.

“She cared for everyone and was good to everyone, she was like a twin to her sister Georgie, she was always the one to ‘fix it’,” they wrote on Facebook.

“She was full of ambition and expectation and for her future. She had an enormous zest for life.”

A passionate supporter of equality, Amelia “genuinely cared about others and wasn’t afraid to stand up for what she believed in”.

They added: “Her passion for helping others was highlighted just a few weeks ago when she spent time in Vietnam helping to teach the Vietnamese children English at her father’s school.”

A “sensible and organised girl”, she also loved to lose herself in a good book, and “especially loved snuggling up in the company of Harry Potter and Dr Who”.

They said: “Her travelling feet took over and she wanted to explore the world in all its glory, she wanted to spread her wings and do something more rewarding by making a difference to people’s lives, especially those that are less fortunate than ourselves.

“Her family and friends are absolutely devastated and will deeply miss their amazing, courageous, strong and caring young girl forever.”

Sister Sharon Schultes added: “Our whole family are completely overwhelmed with the support we have been given by each and everyone of you amazing people thank you so much.

“Friday we will be saying goodbye to our darling Amelia allowing her to fly high

“You will be truly missed our courageous beautiful angel.”