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    Segway boss Jimi Heselden dies in scooter cliff fall


    The millionaire owner of the UK Segway company has died after apparently riding one of his company's motorised scooters off cliffs and into a river.
    Jimi Heselden, 62, crashed into the River Wharfe while riding the vehicle round his estate in Thorp Arch, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, on Sunday.
    He was pronounced dead at the scene. The scooter was found in the water.
    Mr Heselden, who founded Leeds-based company Hesco Bastion, acquired the Segway operation in 2010.
    A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police confirmed Mr Heselden's identity.
    She said: "Police were called at 1140 yesterday to reports of a man in the River Wharfe, apparently having fallen from the cliffs above."
    She said a "Segway type" vehicle had been recovered.
    Mr Heselden had worked as a miner before losing his job in a wave of redundancies in the 1980s.
    His engineering business went from strength-to-strength and he was estimated to be worth £205m.


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    Default Re: Segway boss Jimi Heselden dies in scooter cliff fall

    Is it wrong that I chortled while reading that?

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    Default Re: Segway boss Jimi Heselden dies in scooter cliff fall

    I must admit I had a slight guffaw. Silly cunt should have read the safety bit in the instructions.


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    Default Re: Segway boss Jimi Heselden dies in scooter cliff fall

    Thorpe Arch near Boston Spa where I worked for many years is in the Vale of feckin York so as flat as a pancake...what feckin cliffs? I slight slope into a River doesn't sound as grand though does it ?

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    Default Re: Segway boss Jimi Heselden dies in scooter cliff fall

    maybe they are fitted with brakes from toyota
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    Default Re: Segway boss Jimi Heselden dies in scooter cliff fall

    Un Lucky !

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    Default Re: Segway boss Jimi Heselden dies in scooter cliff fall

    Quote Originally Posted by chesser View Post
    Thorpe Arch near Boston Spa where I worked for many years is in the Vale of feckin York so as flat as a pancake...what feckin cliffs? I slight slope into a River doesn't sound as grand though does it ?
    That's deffo a cliff


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    Default Re: Segway boss Jimi Heselden dies in scooter cliff fall

    I can see it on his grave stone: 'Killed in Action'

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