Sport

British woman Emma Kelty 'murdered' on solo kayaking Amazon trip

British woman Emma Kelty 'murdered' on solo kayaking Amazon trip

Piers, Giles and Natasha the siblings of Emma Kelty said that "Emma was an active and determined sister who challenged herself, latterly through her adventures on the Pacific Coast Trail, as well as in the South Pole and Amazon River".

Back in February, Kelty-who became the sixth woman to ski solo to the South Pole in January-told the BBC that surviving encounters with "people who organ-harvest and rob and fire guns" was "half the challenge" of her Amazon adventure.

She disappeared barely 24 hours after she revealed she had been confronted by 50 men with "arrows and rifles" in the Brazilian rainforest.

Emma Kelty, 43, from Finchley, north London, had pitched her tent on the banks on a notoriously risky stretch of the Solimoes River last week when the gang attacked.

Brazilian police have confirmed the death of a British woman who disappeared while kayaking in the Amazon.

According to reports, the gang stole a camera, mobile phone, tablet and money before killing Ms Kelty, and later tried to sell the items in the nearby Lauro Sodre community.

On September 10, Kelty took to Twitter saying, "So in or near coari (100km away) i will have my boat stolen and i will be killed too".

Emma Kelty, who past year skied the South Pole, was 42 days into a 4,000m trip across South America. The stretch is notorious as a drug trafficking route and for pirate attacks. My face mist hve been a picture! Her kayak was among some of her belongings reportedly found by the Brazilian navy. "(Town was uber quiet. too quiet!) all go".

Donald Trump shares video of himself hitting Hillary Clinton with golf ball
The tweets come after a week in which Clinton has released her memoir and North Korea launched a ballistic missile over Japan. The tweet shows Trump swinging at a golf ball and nailing Hillary right as she walks onto a plane.


Police have arrested three suspects, one said to be the gunman and two others, both aged 17.

The former headmistress and experienced explorer was travelling solo as part of an epic journey from the source to the mouth of the Amazon river.

Olie Hunter Smart, an explorer who completed a similar route in 2015 and helped Ms Kelty plan her journey, said Coari was known to be a unsafe area.

"The Emma that I met was an incredibly fearless and courageous person who lived life to the full".

He had met Ms Kelty before her trip to help her plan for the journey.

An adventurous traveler, Kelty had ventured out on her own before - she hiked 2,600 miles alone across the United States and became the sixth woman to ever to ski solo to the South Pole in January, the Guardian reported.

Her family said they were very proud of her adventurous spirit and what she had achieved, adding that "her strength would be sorely missed".


  • Brathwaite's 8000-mile trip pays off as Windies beat England

    Brathwaite's 8000-mile trip pays off as Windies beat England

    West Indies defied inclement conditions to defeat England by 21 runs in the one-off T20 worldwide at Chester-le-Street. But Yorkshire's Plunkett, who is in the England squad for the match, feels the time may be right to rest Stokes.
    Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Rating Reiterated by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

    Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Rating Reiterated by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

    The Smith Chas P & Associates Pa Cpas holds 108,270 shares with $4.16 million value, down from 136,593 last quarter. Wall Street was expecting Oracle to report first quarter earnings of 60 cents a share on revenue of $9.03 billion.
    Behati Prinsloo Announces Second Pregnancy with Bikini Mirror Selfie

    Behati Prinsloo Announces Second Pregnancy with Bikini Mirror Selfie

    Prinsloo and Levine got married in 2014. "And afterward you have an infant, and it's recently next-level love". Find you a person who loves you so much that they're like, "LOL, I was such an idiot before I met them".
  • Lady Gaga postpones European tour, due to chronic pain

    Lady Gaga postpones European tour, due to chronic pain

    She has said she suffers from fibromyalgia , a syndrome of unknown causes that can lead to lasting muscle pain and fatigue. To my fans, I love you so much. "It is complicated and hard to explain and we are trying to figure it out.
    Hurricane season isn't over, as Maria is about to follow's Irma's path

    Hurricane season isn't over, as Maria is about to follow's Irma's path

    Total rainfall in the Virgin Islands is expected to be between 10 and 15 inches, with isolated areas receiving 20 inches. While Hurricane Maria was passing the mountains of Dominica, it lost some of its strength, it soon gained power.
    Indian troops martyr two youth in IHK

    Indian troops martyr two youth in IHK

    The slain militants were identified as Dawood Illahi and Sayar Wani, both residents of Kulgam and affiliated with Hizbul. In exchange of firing between militants and Government forces two insurgents were killed and one OGW was arrested.
  • MGM Pitches Park City Casino

    MGM Pitches Park City Casino

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This report was originally posted by TrueBlueTribune and is the sole property of of TrueBlueTribune. Also, there are 1 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.41 average brokerage recommendation.
    FSU falls again in the AP Poll despite not playing

    FSU falls again in the AP Poll despite not playing

    Mountain West Conference member San Diego State knocked Stanford out of the rankings with a 20-17 victory over the Cardinal. Alabama continues to hold onto the No. 1 spot, and Clemson jumped the Sooners to take the No. 2 ranking.
    Floridians rescue stranded manatees as Irma sucks water from shores

    Floridians rescue stranded manatees as Irma sucks water from shores

    Two manatees were stranded after Hurricane Irma sucked the water out of Sarasota Bay, in Florida's Manatee County. The manatees weren't the only animals to be rescued so far in Florida as the state suffers Irma's wrath.
  • Central Georgia EMC still working to restore power

    Central Georgia EMC still working to restore power

    Isolated areas across the county were still in the dark. "More than 8,000 personnel are working around the clock as part of Georgia Power's statewide restoration effort", the post said.
    Nasa's Cassini crashes into Saturn to end 13-year-long historic mission

    Nasa's Cassini crashes into Saturn to end 13-year-long historic mission

    The Cassini probe's mission is about to come to and end, as scientists prepare to crash it into Saturn . Cassini remained in orbit around Saturn , the only spacecraft to ever circle the planet.
    Merkley signs onto Sanders' Medicare for All bill

    Merkley signs onto Sanders' Medicare for All bill

    Elizabeth Warren , have said they'll co-sponsor the bill - as have Rhode Island Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) said last week that he also supports a single-payer system.