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Blue Jackets Goalie Matiss Kivlenieks Dies After Fall Trying to Escape Fireworks Malfunction

Epoch Times

July 5, 2021 Updated: July 5, 2021

By Brian Hedger
From The Columbus Dispatch

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks died Sunday night as the result of an accident, police confirmed.

According to the Novi Police Department, which is still investigating, Kivlenieks, 24, appeared to sustain a head injury while trying to escape a hot tub after a fireworks malfunction.

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