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Big heart: Jimi Heselden donated more than £23 million to charity

So, thanks to TIL, I learned that the founder of the company that produced Segways died. “How?” you may ask. Well, and this is not even a joke, he literally drove an “off-road” Segway off the edge of a cliff. You can find more information on the link below.

Jimi Heselden, 62, was found dead in a river after plunging 80 feet over a limestone cliff near his home.

He was riding a rugged country version of the two-wheeled Segway when tragedy struck.

The body of the businessman, a former miner who was estimated to be worth £166million, was found in the River Wharfe at 11.40am on Sunday by a passer-by.

Police are investigating, but it is believed he lost control of the machine as he travelled along a bridleway close to his estate near Boston Spa, West Yorkshire.

The narrow pathway used by walkers is littered with tree roots and is rutted and uneven for most of its length.

The Segway was found in the river near his body, indicating that he was still riding the scooter when he drove over the cliff.

Read the full story HERE

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