Van Buren Man In Critical Condition After Being Shocked In OKC Bricktown Canal On Honeymoon

VAN BUREN (KFSM) -- Friends of a Van Buren man, Brandon Gann, who is in critical condition after being shocked while trying to help another man out of the Oklahoma City Bricktown Canal say he was one of the most helpful people they know.

"Seriously there isn't anything he wouldn't do for any'body, and we all love him," Shawn White a groomsmen in his wedding said.

Some of Ganns work friends at Boyd Metals in Fort Smith say he got along with everyone who walked through the door.

"He works well with anyone here. He's more of the joking, laughing type of person and he's never in a bad mood," Matthew Pate a coworker said.

Gann was married just a day before the accident in Clarksville, Arkansas. He and his new wife were in Oklahoma City Sunday (Sep. 30)  preparing to catch a flight Monday (Oct. 1) to the Bahamas for their honeymoon.

"Her and Brandon's relationship is one that most people will look back and say that's the relationship I want," Matthew Pate said to 5NEWS.

Family and friends say they are confident Brandon will recover.

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFSM) -- Oklahoma City police say one man is dead after being electrocuted and another is in critical condition after being shocked in the Bricktown Canal on Sunday (Sep. 30) night.

Officials say that 23-year-old Wesley Seely is the man that died after falling into the canal.

Friends and family have confirmed to 5NEWS that Brandon Gann of Van Buren is the other man that was shocked. He is in critical condition at the OU Medical Center.

Seely was leaning against a light pole along the canal officials say. It's reported that the pole then toppled over, sending Seely into the water.

Investigators said Seely then tried grabbing onto the pole to help pull himself out of the water, touching live wires in the process and electrocuting himself.

Reports say Gann jumped into the water to help Seely and was also shocked. Friends and family have told 5NEWS that Gann was in Oklahoma City on his honeymoon and that he got married over the weekend.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, both men were in cardiac arrest, according to KFOR out of Oklahoma City.

KFOR reports that the light poles Wesley was leaning on are 20-years-old and were put in place when the canal was first constructed, and crews are now inspecting them to make sure they are secure.

One of Gann's friends has told 5NEWS that he has a 9-year-old son.

A support fund has been set up for Brandon Gann on GoFundMe.

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