The owner of the Segway scooter company, who acquired it from inventor Dean Kamen in December 2009, has died of what appears to be an incident of riding a Segway scooter off a cliff on his British estate.
Jim Heseldon was found dead yesterday – and a Segway was nearby.
According to the British media, Heselden, 62, plunged into the River Wharfe while riding a rugged country version of the two-wheeled transporter on Sunday.
“Police were called at 11.40 a.m. yesterday to reports of a man in the River Wharfe, apparently having fallen from the cliffs above,” a spokesman told The Daily Mail.
A Segway was recovered from the scene. “At this time we do not believe the death to be suspicious,” the spokesman added.
Heselden was worth around $265 million and ranked 395th on the Sunday Times Rich List.
Sad, and somewhat Onion-like, story.
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