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<h4 class="lastupdated clearfix"><em>Last Updated: Monday, September 27, 2010 | 9:46 AM ET</em> <span class="d-inline" id="user_socialhead"><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2010/09/27/con-segway-death.html#socialcomments" target="_blank">Comments<em class="cmt">33</em></a><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2010/09/27/con-segway-death.html#" target="_blank" title="Recommend this story">Recommend<em class="rec">32</em></a></span></h4>
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<p>Police in Britain have now confirmed that a man killed in an accident involving a Segway scooter was the owner of the company.</p>
<span class="photo left" style="width:308px;"><img alt="Tourists ride Segway electric vehicles in front of the White House. The man who bought the U.S. company last December was killed near his U.K. home riding one." src="http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/topstories/2010/09/27/segway-white-house-cp-3442657-306x172.jpg" style=""><em>Tourists ride Segway electric vehicles in front of the White House. The man who bought the U.S. company last December was killed near his U.K. home riding one.</em> <em class="credit">(Ron Edmonds/Associated Press)</em></span>
<p>"Police have named James William Heselden as the 62-year-old man who was pronounced dead yesterday," a release from West Yorkshire Police said Monday.</p>
<p>Known by most as Jimi, Heselden was a flamboyant millionaire who bought the New Hampshire-based Segway business last December.</p>
<p>Heselden's body was pulled from River Wharfe and a Segway-style vehicle was recovered from the scene, according to police. They had been called at 11:40 a.m. local time Sunday over reports of a man having fallen from a cliff.</p>
<p>Reports vary on how the accident happened. Some say Heselden was testing a new cross-country version of the Segway, while others say he was riding the Segway as he checked his estate.</p>
<p>The Segway is a two-wheeled motorized scooter once touted as a device that would revolutionize personal transportation. However, the Segway never captured a large market.</p>
<p>Heselden was a former miner and inventor who made millions on military defence contracts.</p>
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<p>That explains how St Peter got hold of one</p>
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