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Tributes paid to veterinary receptionist killed in helicopter crash
Tributes have been paid to Becky Dobson, who worked at Vets4Pets in Worthing.
Vets4Pets Worthing 'devastated' by Becky Dobson's loss

Tributes have been paid to one of the youngest victims of the Grand Canyon helicopter crash, Becky Dobson, 27, who worked as a veterinary receptionist for Vets4Pets in Worthing, West Sussex.

Vets4Pets told the Worthing Herald that the practice was "devastated” by Becky’s loss. A spokesman said: “She will be greatly missed by all her colleagues in the practice and by our clients. Our thoughts are with Becky’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”

The other Britons killed in Saturday’s crash were Becky’s boyfriend, Stuart Hill, 30 and his brother Jason Hill, 32. It is understood that three other Britons were also injured in the crash, together with the pilot, Scott Booth, 42.

The helicopter was on a tour of the Grand Canyon when it came down at around 5.20pm local time, 12.20am, in Arizona. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. 

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Vets save premature penguin chick

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 Vets have saved a tiny Humboldt penguin chick after her egg was accidentally broken by her parents. Keepers at ZSL London Zoo were shocked to find the chick, named Rainbow, still alive and rushed her straight to the Zoo’s on-site veterinary clinic.

It was a little way to go until the chick should have hatched, so the process was touch and go. Vets removed bits of shell from around the chick with tweezers until she could be lifted out and placed in a makeshift nest.

Rainbow is now in a custom-built incubation room where she spends her days cuddled up to a toy penguin. Keepers will hand-fed Rainbow for the next 10 weeks until she is healthy enough to move to the penguin nursery.  

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