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1 dead, 1 critical after electric shock in Oklahoma City canal

The Associated Press - October 1, 2018 2:46 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City police say one man is dead after being electrocuted and another is critically hurt from an electric shock in a canal in the city’s downtown entertainment district.

Sgt. Gary Knight says the man who died had fallen into the Bricktown canal Sunday night, then tried to pull himself out of the water by grabbing a small light fixture. Knight says the fixture broke and electrocuted the man.

Knight says another man who jumped into the water and attempted to save the first man, but he also suffered an electric shock. That man was in critical condition Monday at a hospital.

The names of the men have not been released.

Oklahoma City Fire Department Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson says witnesses described the two men as strangers.

 

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