Pelss missing, police investigating

Police say an Edmonton Oilers prospect has been reported missing
and is feared to have drowned.

Kristians Pelss disappeared Tuesday, and local media reported
that the 20-year-old player jumped off a bridge in central Riga
into the fast-flowing Daugava River.

Rescue services spokeswoman Viktorija Sembele says her
department received a call at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday that a man had
jumped from the bridge. Police began an investigation.

Police spokesman Tom Sadovskis said Friday police had
”suspicions” the man on the bridge had been Pelss, but declined
to say why or give further information.

Pelss arrived home in Riga on Monday after playing last season
with Edmonton’s top minor league team, the Oklahoma City Barons of
the AHL.