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.