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'Act of courtesy' caused Segway millionaire to plunge over cliff

Published 16/07/2011 | 05:00

THE death of a multimillionaire businessman who fell off a cliff while riding his Segway scooter was probably caused by an "act of courtesy" to a fellow dog walker, a coroner said yesterday.

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Jimi Heselden, who bought the European licence to the two-wheeled scooter a few years before his death, fell 42 feet from a footpath last year while apparently testing a rough-terrain model.

A witness said the 62-year-old had moved backwards, as if to let him pass, as they approached each other on a path.

Mr Heselden then "disappeared", falling over a drop. Experts found no fault with the Segway. (© Independent News Service)

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