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Owner Of Segway Company Dies After Driving Segway Off Cliff

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.

From msnbc.com:

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.

(h/t @MissLaurenRae)

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