Kristians Pelss was one of the best young Latvian hockey players. He was 20 years old and had played in North America for the last three years. He came home for the summer on June 10th and was greeted at the airport by his friends and family. They later went out to celebrate his return. Kristians mentioned that he wanted to go swimming but his friends didn't want to go. Later, about one o'clock that night, Kristians was walking home alone and he jumped from a bridge into Daugava. He drowned.