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Victim in brutal Penticton beach attack finally home, battling seizures

Bradley Eliason has been suffering from seizures but appears to be doing better on medication.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Chelcie Townend


PENTICTON - Nearly three months after a brutal unprovoked attack on a Penticton beach, the victim is still battling the ramifications. 

Bradley Eliason underwent another round of surgery last week to repair his skull. In numerous social media posts, his wife Chelcie Townend says he is now recovering at home but describes difficult and frightening episodes of unexpected seizures. He is now on anti-seizure medication which appears to be working. 

"So far no seizures since the new meds so this is good," she wrote on her Facebook page. Similar information was reported to a crowd-funding site established for the family. "But we are just trying to recover from the trauma of it all and this last week. Brad wants everyone to remain informed about his brain injuries."

While Eliason was getting another round of surgery to repair his skull last week, the man accused of causing the damage was in court on another assault charge. Thomas Kruger-Allen got a conditional sentence of four months plus 18 months probation for another unprovoked attack outside of a nightclub in 2017. The victim in that case was punched and kicked by several people including Kruger-Allen and sustained injuries requiring stitches, in addition to a shattered nose and orbital bone. Kruger-Allen is also out on bail while he awaits trial for the assault on Eliason. 

On May 3, 2019, Eliason with friends on the beach of Okanagan Lake when he saw some younger people being harassed by two adult men. One of the men grabbed a teen’s hat, while a female teenager was also being harassed, according to police and other witness accounts. Eliason intervened when he was jumped and attacked by the two men. 

Kruger-Allen, 21, faces counts of aggravated assault, breach, assault, and a count of sexual assault.

Bradley Eliason shows the extent of his most recent surgery repairing his skull.
Bradley Eliason shows the extent of his most recent surgery repairing his skull.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Chelcie Townend

In this YouTube video update from July 20, Townend and Eliason give an update prior to the surgery. 

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