AN investigation is still taking place into the death of a 31-year-old mum who died at the beach in Bermuda.

Amanda Vimbai Chibwe had been visiting the island when the incident happened on March 24 this year.

She had gotten into difficult while in the sea and although people tried to help her, the efforts were unsuccessful.

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The mum-of-three, from Berkshire, was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital but was shortly pronounced dead.

An inquest has been opened at Berkshire Coroner’s Court on Tuesday (June 13) to look into her death.

Assistant coroner Alison McCormick said: “A post-mortem examination was taken in Bermuda and the cause of her death was given as asphyxia due to drowning.

“We’re also investigating whether alcohol or any other substances were involved in Amanda’s death.

“I understand she was known to alcohol abuse services in the UK. Our investigation into the cause of Amanda’s death are still ongoing and we are liaising with the authorities in Bermuda.”

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A fundraiser was organised by Miss Chibwe’s sister for her body to repatriated from Bermuda to the UK. A total of £11,642 was raised.

A date for a full inquest to take place at the same court has yet to be determined.