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Body of drowned Briton fished out
Correspondent Shillong, June 29:
Published on 29 Jun. 2011 10:52 PM IST
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The body of a 25-year-old Briton Christina Louise Reed, drowned in Meghalaya’s Umkynsan river has been taken to United Kingdom Wednesday, police official said.
On Saturday afternoon, Reed was swept away by strong currents in Umkynsan river when she went swimming along with her fiance Anthony Biddlecome and their friend Maxime Ostrander.
“Our divers have recovered the body of Christina yesterday (Tuesday) and her body was handed over to her father Scott Reed after identifying the body of his daugther and completion of autopsy this afternnon (Wedensday),” A.R.Mawthoh, district police chief of East Khasi Hill district said.
Reed is an originally resident of Torquay in Devon, taught English, while Biddlecombe, a trained lifeguard is from the Isle of Wight.
Umkynsan river flows below the village of Laitkynsew and is about 62 km from state capital Shillong. The village is near Sohra, formerly known as Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on earth.

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