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Segway Company Owner Dies After Rolling Into River On Segway

By: AP
By: AP

LONDON (AP) --

A British businessman who last year bought the
company that makes the two-wheeled Segway personal transporter has died in an accident on one of the vehicles.

Police in West Yorkshire said Monday that 62-year-old James
Heselden and a Segway were found in the River Wharfe near Boston
Spa, in northern England.

Police said a member of the public had reported seeing a man
fall over a 30-foot (9-meter) drop into the river on Sunday.

Heselden bought control of the New Hampshire-based Segway
company in December.

He made a fortune through his firm Hesco Bastion which developed
a system replacing sand bags to protect troops.


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