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Offline BlackIce

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Matiss Kivienieks
« on: Monday July 05, 2021, 11:39:58 AM Eastern »
Wow, this is a strange one.


Matiss Kivienieks, a 24-year-old goalie in the Blue Jackets' system, was celebrating 4th of July yesterday in a hot tub when nearby fireworks started malfunctioning and threatened the site.  Matiss jumped out of the hot tub with others and started running, slipped and fell and hit his head on concrete -- and it killed him.


RIP young man.  Goes to show that tomorrow is promised to no one.




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Re: Matiss Kivienieks
« Reply #1 on: Monday July 05, 2021, 04:32:36 PM Eastern »
Yep, freaky and sad. RIP young man..

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Re: Matiss Kivienieks
« Reply #2 on: Monday July 05, 2021, 11:21:06 PM Eastern »
Kivlenieks didnít die from hitting his head, still tragic though

https://www.stltoday.com/sports/hockey/fireworks-mortar-blast-not-a-fall-killed-nhl-goalie-matiss-kivlenieks-autopsy-says/article_1f7c6a3d-41c1-55ea-b177-bc32aca13e8a.html

Iíve got my fair share of experience with mortars, it never occurred to me that a chest hit is fatal. But Iíve always made sure mine were on a solid base and only one person close to them when being lit off. Iíd love to know exactly how this happened, as a learning tool.
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