Monday, February 11, 2013

Kiwi radio exec dies in Seychelles boating accident

Rebecca Davidson
A 35 year old New Zealander, Rebecca Davidson, working at Dubai Eye Radio sustained fatal injuries when the boat she was travelling in with 5 foreign visitors and staff of an island resort collided with another boat with only the skipper onboard.

She was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Seychelles Hospital. Four others were taken to the hospital with one of them, a British national, admitted for observation.

Rebecca Davidson was the deputy head of programming at Dubai Eye 103.8 and the Arabian Radio Network News Centre.

Steve Smith, ARN Chief Operating Officer said, “We are shocked and saddened at the loss of Rebecca, who was a key member of our team, a close friend to all and without a doubt a talented, rising star of the future. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rebecca’s family in New Zealand.

“Rebecca was a wonderful individual who was full of life, admired hugely by her colleagues and well loved by all who knew her. Rebecca was on a press trip to the Seychelles to gather stories for the station in her own unique and innovative style,”  said Mr Smith, an Australian national.

Mahmoud al Rasheed, ARN General Manager said “We are one family at ARN and all of us would like to send our condolences to the family of Rebecca. She will be greatly missed by the entire team at ARN.”

(Source: radioinfo, Australia)

My heartiest condolence to her family. May her soul keep in peace.   [ Md. Azizul Alam Al-Amin]

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