British grandfather, 64, falls 1,000 ft after a fall from a horror motorcycle in Nepal
British grandfather, 64, falls 1,000 ft after a fall of a horror motorcycle on a mountain road in Nepal
- Iain Finnie was murdered in Kathmandu while enjoying ten days of vacation with friends
- Father of three, 64, from Edinburgh, fell about 300 meters from a mountainside
- Mr. Finnie was a Watsonian FC rugby player and friends have paid tribute
A businessman died in a motorcycle accident after falling nearly 300 meters from a mountainside while on vacation in Nepal.
Iain Finnie, 64, was killed in Kathmandu during a ten-day vacation with friends in the country.
The father of the three, from Edinburgh, fell down the mountainside on his way to the tourist district of Mustang.
Iain Finnie, 64, from Edinburgh, died after his motorcycle crashed nearly 300 feet on a mountainside in Kathmandu, Nepal (file photo)
He was treated at the Manipal Hospital in Pokhara but later died of his injuries. He is survived by a partner of 27 years.
The former rugby player of Watsonian FC was a household name in the sports world and had also been a member of the Merchants of Edinburgh golf club for three years.
A friend who had known nursery director Finnie for 60 years described the grandfather of the three as a & # 39; very resilient man & # 39; and & # 39; an eternal optimist & # 39 ;.
President of the Watsonian FC rugby club, Euan Kennedy, was a school friend of Mr. Finnie.
Mr. Kennedy said: & # 39; We have been best friends for many years.
The grandfather was on vacation at the time and was being treated at Manipal Hospital in Pokhara, but later died of his injuries (file photo)
& # 39; For the past 29 years we have met each Thursday evening for a few beers, along with a few other former students from George Watson & # 39; s College.
& # 39; Iain was a great guy. He has had a few problems all his life, but he always came out smiling. He was a very resilient man, an eternal optimist.
& # 39; He had the most positive attitude of everyone I have ever known, and that says something. & # 39;
Mr. Kennedy added that Mr. Finnie had enjoyed & # 39; from his vacation in Nepal.
He added: & # 39; I think everyone has just been crushed by the news. He was a character larger than life and was a very funny man.
& # 39; We all still agree, although it was days ago. I can't rationalize it at all.
& # 39; We are probably going for our regular Thursday evening drink tomorrow and are only expecting him to walk in the door, but he doesn't. & # 39;
A spokesperson for the rugby club Watsonian said that Mr. Finnie & # 39; was a formidable seven-to-one player with hooker and had made an impressive turn with great handling skills & # 39 ;.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth said: & We help the family and friends of a British man who died in Nepal.
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