Canadian boxer killed in Dubai
A photo posted on the Instagram account travelwithcody shows a man in Dubai posing with a yellow Ferrari and the caption reads: "Just landed into Dubai picked up the Ferrari! Don't worry I won't speed ;)" Other photos show the same man skydiving and off-roading in Aruba and preparing to scuba dive in the Dominican Republic. The account shares several of the same photos as a Facebook page belonging to a Cody Nixon, where friends posted condolences as news of a fatal crash involving Nixon in the United Arab Emirates spread.
By: The Canadian Press
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES—A newspaper in the United Arab Emirates says two Canadians, one of them a Toronto boxer, were killed after their rented Ferrari struck a pole and was split in two.
The National newspaper says two others also died in the crash, which happened early Sunday local time.
It says one of the Canadians has been identified as Cody Nixon of Toronto and the other is believed to be his cousin.
The Motor City Boxing Club in Oshawa, Ont., posted a tribute to Nixon on its Facebook page, saying he had died “while vacationing overseas.”
A spokeswoman for Global Affairs Canada confirmed two Canadians had died in the United Arab Emirates but said no further details could be released due to privacy concerns.
Rachna Mishra said in an email that consular officials are in touch with local authorities and providing assistance to the families of the deceased.
It's with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to Cody "C-4" Nixon. Cody lost his life yesterday while vacationing overseas. RIP Cody.
Posted by Motor City Boxing Club on Sunday, March 6, 2016
The National says police initially reported three people were killed in the crash but later said two men and two women had died.