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    Segway company owner dies riding two-wheeled machine off cliff

    Segway company owner dies riding two-wheeled machine off cliff"

    i knew these things were dangerous but not deadly

    The multi-millionaire businessman, 62, fell into the River Wharfe while inspecting the grounds of his North Yorkshire estate on a rugged country version of the Segway.
    The Segway is a motorised scooter which use gyroscopes to remain upright and is controlled by the direction in which the rider leans.

    A passer-by found Heselden alongside his Segway in the Boston Spa area at about 11.40am on Sunday.
    A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said today: "Police were called at 11.40am yesterday to reports of a man in the River Wharfe, apparently having fallen from the cliffs above.
    "A Segway-style vehicle was recovered. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
    "At this time we do not believe the death to be suspicious."
    Heselden was worth £166m and ranked 395th on the Sunday Times Rich List.
    The former miner made his millions from defence contracts. He created a unique portable wire cage water containment system which when filled with earth and sand proved a major defence against bullets, missiles and suicide attacks.
    His founded his first company HESCO Bastions with his redundancy pay when he was laid off from the mines.
    The wire cage systems developed by Bastions have become standard military equipment for Nato as well as American and British forces.
    The Segway operation was acquired by a UK based company backed by Heselden.

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    I would suggest that riding anything alongside the edge of a cliff is "deadly"-sounds plain stupid to me

    lol.........

    Banned

    When will the "Clive Sinclair runover by a car whilst driving a C5" thread be listed?

    guv

    When will the "Clive Sinclair runover by a car whilst driving a C5" … When will the "Clive Sinclair runover by a car whilst driving a C5" thread be listed?



    it won;t until his lovely little wife gets fed up with waking up to an old git every morning.

    http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/116/500x6.jpg

    Why would you lean to look over a cliff on a device where leaning forwards makes you drive forwards?

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    reconstruction (i may have possibly misjudged my post apologies in advance to his family)

    Original Poster

    coastal erosion claiming more lives

    Ungreat

    Why would you lean to look over a cliff on a device where leaning … Why would you lean to look over a cliff on a device where leaning forwards makes you drive forwards?

    Original Poster

    guv

    When will the "Clive Sinclair runover by a car whilst driving a C5" … When will the "Clive Sinclair runover by a car whilst driving a C5" thread be listed?



    i heard dyson had a specialist injury with a hoover

    effingandjeffing

    [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTVU9NCiV5ZNO_kw7US77HsMqcIZdx7uXU0M7nfRLFBRthZvBU&t=1&usg=__l84ZX5ootEuclN9U_ZHuY2efOIU=[/img]reconstruction (i may have possibly misjudged my post apologies in advance to his family)



    you certainly have fella, where in the UK is the sea that blue & clear !

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    richp

    you certainly have fella, where in the UK is the sea that blue & clear !



    my swimming pool (i wish)

    effingandjeffing

    i heard dyson had a specialist injury with a hoover



    pmsl

    Banned

    effingandjeffing

    i heard dyson had a specialist injury with a hoover



    Don't give Numpty ideas!

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    dcx_badass

    Yay, more people dying in my river....



    to be fair i think the cliffs may have done most of the damage

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    guv

    Don't give Numpty ideas!



    no loss of suction!

    Banned

    effingandjeffing

    no loss of suction!



    That's fine - as long as the tube isn't too wide!

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    guv

    That's fine - as long as the tube isn't too wide!



    lots of accessories, different shapes sizes

    Banned

    effingandjeffing

    lots of accessories, different shapes sizes



    Sounds good. How much are they? (I'm only asking for Numpty BTW!)

    simplyjimbo

    it won;t until his lovely little wife gets fed up with waking up to an … it won;t until his lovely little wife gets fed up with waking up to an old git every morning.



    What a paedo...........she's still got her school uniform on. oO

    no not seg way, go sig way-------->

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    Syzable

    What a paedo...........she's still got her school uniform on. oO



    to be fair: shes grabbing him & erm yeah your comments are ever so libelous

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    people a man died (even if it was in hilarious circumstances ) the Darwin award for 2010 goes to Mr. Heselden

    effingandjeffing

    no loss of suction!



    Not even a sausage........ well, maybe one!

    Wow at people laughing at this.

    If it was your Father or something close to you how'd you feel if people took the ****.

    Honestly.

    Banned

    Oooooooh,
    We're all someone's daughter
    We're all someone's son
    How long can we look at each other
    Down the barrel of a gun?...

    Banned

    May the Darwin awards continue.... Worthy award to win.

    Fancy having a go watwat?

    guv

    Fancy having a go watwat?



    You're the old one, you try it.

    Your family might miss you though (actually, I doubt that)

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    they should have this story in the adverts for segway

    Heselden had only just gave away 10 million pounds last week. He gave millions to Help the Heroes and so many more charities. Lets not mock him he was a good guy.He didnt forget his roots and had pledged to give away all his cash. Mock the tight wads that are loaded and dont help anyone.

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    patti

    Heselden had only just gave away 10 million pounds last week. He gave … Heselden had only just gave away 10 million pounds last week. He gave millions to Help the Heroes and so many more charities. Lets not mock him he was a good guy.He didnt forget his roots and had pledged to give away all his cash. Mock the tight wads that are loaded and dont help anyone.



    but he rode a segway off a cliff , the gene pool strengthens

    effingandjeffing

    but he rode a segway off a cliff , the gene pool strengthens



    Yup once your dead it'll be even stronger.

    respect to the family

    Banned

    Wotwot123

    Yup once your dead it'll be even stronger.



    BTW... It's "you're"..........

    Did you ever get your plans sorted to blow up the pope with a grenade BTW? That one was a real scream!

    guv

    BTW... It's "you're"..........Did you ever get your plans sorted to blow … BTW... It's "you're"..........Did you ever get your plans sorted to blow up the pope with a grenade BTW? That one was a real scream!



    Got arrested

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