Man shocked in canal released from ICU
A newlywed from Arkansas who tried to save another man who fell in the Bricktown Canal and was electrocuted last month has been released from intensive care.
Brandon Gann, of Fort Smith, jumped into the canal Sept. 30 to try to rescue Wesley Seeley, 23, of Tuttle.
Seeley was electrocuted by wires from a broken lamppost and died. A witness told police he tried to pull himself out of the water by grabbing the wires of the broken lamppost.
Gann, who was also shocked, was rushed to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in critical condition. He and his wife, Taylor, had planned to fly to the Bahamas for their honeymoon the next morning.
Smolen, Smolen and Roytman, a Tulsa law firm, issued a statement Friday regarding Gann’s release from the intensive care unit.
“Brandon and Taylor’s lives will never be the same,” the statement said. “What should have been a joyous time quickly turned into a nightmare.
City officials originally said small lampposts along the waterway were not grounded, but they later backtracked on that statement, saying the bollards were grounded and properly connected to the fixtures.