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06-13-2013, 05:10 PM
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Wow was shocked and saddened to read this this morning
However we must wait for more information

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A statement from the Oilers - http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=673937

EDIT: A statement from the Oil Kings, as well - http://oilkings.ca/article/statement-on-kristians-pelss


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06-13-2013, 05:43 PM
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what an awful day in the hockey world just gotta hold out hope for pelss

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I was hoping to get off of work and see a new update that he was at home asleep this entire time and no one checked his bed or something

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A Norwegian Dallas prospect also died today

http://blogs.gazette.com/collegehock...er-dead-at-23/

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06-13-2013, 07:32 PM
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I cannot believe this, he was just 20 years old, unbelievable.

God bless his soul.

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it aint over till its over!

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If he's missing still, it's just a matter of time until we get the tragic news. Sad day for the Oilers and Hockey in general. Pelss is one of our top prospects. Was looking forward to him alot.

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06-13-2013, 07:59 PM
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Wow, taken before his time with what seems like something completely preventable. Pretty tragic for the Pelss family.

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Hopefully he ran off with a girl for a couple days or something, I don't want this to be true. Too young.

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06-13-2013, 09:23 PM
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Hrm... it's weird, apparently this is the bridge he jumped from: http://goo.gl/maps/7wVsX

Doesn't seem that dangerous, but I guess it's still most likely at this point that he drowned? Looking at that I guess you could hold out hope he's okay and it's something else at play, although the original Latvian article seems to state "it's confirmed" even though they never found the body.

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From this Latvian news source: http://www.apollo.lv/zinas/tuvinieki...u-pelsu/572295

(translated to English with Google)

Relatives are still searching for missing hockey Pels Amplified16:44
Apollo redakcija@apollo.lv Thurssday, 2013th OF 13. June 16:34 9 comments
Relatives are still searching for missing hockey Christian Pels and rejected reports that he had died.


Photo: Eddie Pālens / LETA
As the portal "Apollo" confirmed one of hockey families, now can not claim that the 20-year-old Christian should perished in advance izskanējošu information about hockey deaths might describe as false.

Thursday morning, a journalist Arthur Vaiders announced that Pelšs has died. He claimed that this information has been confirmed, without naming the specific news source.

As previously LETA State Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) spokeswoman Victoria Šembele, on the night of the 11th June at around. 2 rescuers received information from witnesses that a man jumped into the Daugava River from the Stone Bridge and disappeared. Arriving at the scene, VUGD staff on the bridge saw the man's clothes, but searching the river, no one in it was found.

As the portal "Apollo" said Šembele today, Wednesday rescuers at the request of the police again searched the River Daugava, where possible, from the Stone Bridge on the night of Tuesday jumped into a man. However, the quest ended in failure, possible fatality was not found.

On Thursday, rescuers did not have any work in this place, because the police did not receive such a request.

How to LETA State Police Riga Region Administration spokesman Tom Sadovskis confirm that is the bridge nolēkusī and missing persons, police can only after the completion of all search activity and that person will be found. However, the law enforcement officers to being versions of what could be this person.

One of the versions that could have leapt onto the Daugava River in 1992 was born a man, whose disappearance police this week received an application from relatives told Sadovskis.

As LETA information held by the Latvian Pelšs arrived only on Monday, but hockey players this week have failed to communicate because of his mobile phone is switched off or is out of range.

Pelšs most of his hockey career spent in Latvian. In the first season he represented the team in Daugavpils "Ice School" paint Latvian U-18 and U-20 Championships. He also played for the local club "Latgale" ranks Latvian and Belarus Open Championship. Last season he had a Latvian 2009-2010. the year he spent in Riga "Dinamo Juniors» unit played Belarus in the league.

2010th The then 17-year-old Pels National Hockey League (NHL) draft a common 181st number chose Edmonton 'Oilers. "

Its ranks, he did not manage to play a single game, playing mostly farm club - Western Hockey League (WHL) Edmonton team "Oil Kings", East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Stockton club "Thunder" and the American Hockey League unit Oklakomastijas "Thunder", which played yet this season .

Also Pelšs played for the Latvian U-18 and U-20 selections.

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06-13-2013, 10:17 PM
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From this Latvian news source: http://www.apollo.lv/zinas/tuvinieki...u-pelsu/572295

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Relatives are still searching for missing hockey Pels Amplified16:44
Apollo redakcija@apollo.lv Thurssday, 2013th OF 13. June 16:34 9 comments
Relatives are still searching for missing hockey Christian Pels and rejected reports that he had died.


Photo: Eddie Pālens / LETA
As the portal "Apollo" confirmed one of hockey families, now can not claim that the 20-year-old Christian should perished in advance izskanējošu information about hockey deaths might describe as false.

Thursday morning, a journalist Arthur Vaiders announced that Pelšs has died. He claimed that this information has been confirmed, without naming the specific news source.

As previously LETA State Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) spokeswoman Victoria Šembele, on the night of the 11th June at around. 2 rescuers received information from witnesses that a man jumped into the Daugava River from the Stone Bridge and disappeared. Arriving at the scene, VUGD staff on the bridge saw the man's clothes, but searching the river, no one in it was found.

As the portal "Apollo" said Šembele today, Wednesday rescuers at the request of the police again searched the River Daugava, where possible, from the Stone Bridge on the night of Tuesday jumped into a man. However, the quest ended in failure, possible fatality was not found.

On Thursday, rescuers did not have any work in this place, because the police did not receive such a request.

How to LETA State Police Riga Region Administration spokesman Tom Sadovskis confirm that is the bridge nolēkusī and missing persons, police can only after the completion of all search activity and that person will be found. However, the law enforcement officers to being versions of what could be this person.

One of the versions that could have leapt onto the Daugava River in 1992 was born a man, whose disappearance police this week received an application from relatives told Sadovskis.

As LETA information held by the Latvian Pelšs arrived only on Monday, but hockey players this week have failed to communicate because of his mobile phone is switched off or is out of range.

Pelšs most of his hockey career spent in Latvian. In the first season he represented the team in Daugavpils "Ice School" paint Latvian U-18 and U-20 Championships. He also played for the local club "Latgale" ranks Latvian and Belarus Open Championship. Last season he had a Latvian 2009-2010. the year he spent in Riga "Dinamo Juniors» unit played Belarus in the league.

2010th The then 17-year-old Pels National Hockey League (NHL) draft a common 181st number chose Edmonton 'Oilers. "

Its ranks, he did not manage to play a single game, playing mostly farm club - Western Hockey League (WHL) Edmonton team "Oil Kings", East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Stockton club "Thunder" and the American Hockey League unit Oklakomastijas "Thunder", which played yet this season .

Also Pelšs played for the Latvian U-18 and U-20 selections.
Latvian is one language that google needs to work on..

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Latvian is one language that google needs to work on..
I'm sure that's the next one on the list

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So there's still hope, just not too promising. Very tragic if this turns out for the worst. You never know when your time is up, but this seems far too early under such strange circumstances.

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Hrm... it's weird, apparently this is the bridge he jumped from: http://goo.gl/maps/7wVsX

Doesn't seem that dangerous, but I guess it's still most likely at this point that he drowned? Looking at that I guess you could hold out hope he's okay and it's something else at play, although the original Latvian article seems to state "it's confirmed" even though they never found the body.
Although the bridge deck doesn't look that high up I would imagine its over a 30ft or 10M drop. Whoever was witnessed jumping did so in the middle of the night when theres some lighting on bridge but pretty dark on river. I doubt the river is deep. Its very wide, but probably not a lot deeper than North Saskatchewan. If he dove head first that would be a huge problem. Especially if the bridge has built up rock support or massing near the concrete pilings. Its an older bridge construction so it could very well have that just below the surface. Or accumulated sediment and sandbar near the bridge pilings.

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I'm still hoping. He's way too young...

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Saw him play a few times when the Oil Kings were in town, terrible loss.

RIP.

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Deeply saddened by this as it does not look good at the moment, but hoping that it takes a more positive turn.

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Fingers crossed that this is all just hallucination or politburo lie.


What a tragedy and a shame if these reports are true. He seemed like such a nice, bright young man, and that he had such a promising future.

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Although the bridge deck doesn't look that high up I would imagine its over a 30ft or 10M drop. Whoever was witnessed jumping did so in the middle of the night when theres some lighting on bridge but pretty dark on river. I doubt the river is deep. Its very wide, but probably not a lot deeper than North Saskatchewan. If he dove head first that would be a huge problem. Especially if the bridge has built up rock support or massing near the concrete pilings. Its an older bridge construction so it could very well have that just below the surface. Or accumulated sediment and sandbar near the bridge pilings.
Rivers are really bad for under currents that can suck you under. Why you don't swim in large rivers.

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I doubt the river is deep. Its very wide, but probably not a lot deeper than North Saskatchewan. If he dove head first that would be a huge problem. Especially if the bridge has built up rock support or massing near the concrete pilings. Its an older bridge construction so it could very well have that just below the surface. Or accumulated sediment and sandbar near the bridge pilings.
Daugava is around 6-8 metres deep in Riga. The bridge is also not that terribly old - it was built in 1950's.

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Daugava is around 6-8 metres deep in Riga. The bridge is also not that terribly old - it was built in 1950's.
Thanks, have you heard anything new? It's hard to follow when all that you have is poorly translated articles.

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A Norwegian Dallas prospect also died today

http://blogs.gazette.com/collegehock...er-dead-at-23/
Another black week for hockey.

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Thanks, have you heard anything new? It's hard to follow when all that you have is poorly translated articles.
Yeah, police announced that there are no new updates a few hours ago..

The thing that bugs me is whether they have managed to show the belongings to the Pelss family yet, because yesterday they hadn't done that.

With regards to the person who jumped off the bridge, it is rather unlikely that they will ever find the body, as the Gulf of Riga is only like 5 km away from the bridge, so realistically the stream has taken the body to the sea.

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