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TT fan died in his parents' arms

A father and mother have been describing how their son died in their arms after an incident during last year’s Senior TT race.

Dean Jacob of Kidderminster was watching the race with his parents, Adrian and Christine Jacob, on June 8 at the 26th Milestone.

TT newcomer Marc Ramsbotham lost control of his bike and plunged into the crowd at around 100 miles an hour.

At an inquest in Douglas today, his father recalled his son’s final moments.

Jason Roberts reports (text, below, from attached audio file):

In a statement read out by Coroner of Inquests Michael Moyle, Mr Jacobs said spectators dived for cover as the bike came up an embankment towards them, breaking into pieces.

When he got up, Dean was lying under a bush and said 'It’s hit me, it’s hit me'.

Mr Jacobs gave his son mouth to mouth resuscitation and heart massage, but couldn’t save him.

A doctor pronounced the 33 year old dead at the scene.

Mr Moyle is expected to give a verdict on his death, along with those for Mr Ramsbotham and another spectator, 52 year old Gregory Kenzig from Australia, next week.

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