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Parents of missing Chester cruise woman join search

Rebecca Coriam
Image caption Rebecca Coriam was reported missing on Tuesday

The parents of a cruise ship worker from Chester who went missing off the coast of Mexico have joined the search for her.

Rebecca Coriam, 24, was a youth worker on the Disney Wonder, which was three days into a week-long cruise from Los Angeles.

The alarm was raised after she failed to turn up for her shift on Tuesday, sparking a search by the Mexican Navy.

Her parents Michael and Ann, of Guilden Sutton, have flown to Los Angeles.

Vessel searched

The ship, which has 10 decks and can accommodate 3,000 passengers, is due to arrive back in dock there on Sunday.

The ocean liner docked in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Wednesday and the US Coast Guard and Mexican Navy were deployed to search the seas.

A search of the ship was also said to have taken place.

Investigators from the Bahamas Maritime Authority - where the Disney Wonder is registered - were reportedly meeting the ship in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on Friday.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "A British national has been reported missing in Mexico.

"We are providing consular assistance with the family and are in touch with the relevant organisations and authorities."

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