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'Our tribute to a top lad': Isle of Man TT rider remembered in The Killers cover

Juan and Jo Callister recorded the cover of the famous song by The Killers in memory of Dan Kneen Credit: Jonathan Woodward, Facebook

A couple from the Isle of Man have paid tribute to a Manx TT rider who passed away last month via a cover song by The Killers.

Juan and Jo Callister recorded their own version of 'Human' by the American rock band, replacing some of the lyrics to commemorate 30-year-old Dan Kneen.

Hundreds of people took part in a memorial lap on Saturday morning to pay tribute to the popular rider.

Jonathan Woodward shared the version via Facebook.

Bit of a long story this but years ago on a night out during TT with Dan, Human by the Killers was playing, and some lads who had been at the NW200 that year with him starting substituting 'Dancer' for 'Dan Kneen' while singing along to the song. Ever since then, every time we hear Human on the radio we have sung 'Dan Kneen' instead of 'Dancer' and the lyrics developed from there. Juan Callister and Jo Callister generously said they'd record it, and here is the product of that. Our little tribute to a top lad.

– Jonathan Woodward, Facebook

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Two rescued after yacht runs aground on the Isle of Man

Two people were found wearing lifejackets and unhurt. Credit: RNLI Peel

Two people have been rescued after a yacht ran aground on the Isle of Man.

Peel's RNLI volunteer crew were called out just before 1 am on Monday 18 June - following reports of a yacht that had run aground on a beach close to Jurby.

They found a 10 metre yacht being bashed about by waves. Two people were on board.

They used a tow rope to pull the yacht clear of the surf.

Tonight’s call out demonstrates the level of commitment required by our volunteer crew to undertake the high level of training provided by the RNLI. > As a crew, we attend weekly training nights and exercise twice a month in order to ready our self for all eventualities

– Paul Cain, Peel RNLI Mechanic/Coxswain


Vandals kill trout stock in IoM hatchery

The trout farm in Glen Wyllin, Kirk Michael Credit:

Police on the Isle of Man are searching for vandals who deliberately turned off a compressor which held trout stock.

At around 2.30am last Monday, unidentified persons entered the grounds of The Glen Wyllin Trout Farm and gained access to machinery which regulates the oxygen levels. This has caused a severe depletion in the tank oxygen levels, killing the entire fish stock.

If anyone has any information with regard to this incident they are asked to contact PC51 Hewitt at Peel Police station on 01624 842208, or to pass on information about crime anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or fill out the encrypted form here.

WATCH: A thousand take part in memorial lap on Isle of Man for Manxman Dan Kneen

Credit: ITV Granada

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Bikers on the Isle of Man have paid tribute to one of their heroes.

About 1,000 people rode a lap of the TT course in memory of Dan Kneen.

Dan, 30 and from Onchan, was taking part in practice when he collided with a tree in the Churchtown section.

Dan's partner Leanne and his father Richard led the lap in a white BMW, with family members in a double decker bus close behind and Dan's brother Ryan riding a bike.

He was remembered as one of the most talented and hardworking riders in the sport.

Goat Yoga: a novel way to de-stress

Ever heard of Goat Yoga?

A group on the Isle of Man has been set up doing just that - Isle of Man Goatsfilmed this video showing local Howard Caine experiencing the alternative approach to yoga.

Suzanne Young set up the group, which some are calling 'Goga.'

It was great fun - perfect for those who like their yoga with a smile. My mountain pose never felt more realistic ... though had to watch those little hooves on my asana at times!

– Howard Caine
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