A TV meteorologist on a family vacation in Iowa City was seriously injured in a fireworks accident Friday.
Forty-eight-year-old Dave Rexroth has lost the vision in his left eye and is hospitalized in Iowa City according to a story posted on the website for the TV station in Detroit where he works. Rexroth is scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday. According to the WXYZ-TV website, the surgery “will begin the process of Dave receiving a prosthetic eye.” He expects to fully recover by September.
Rexroth has been the chief meteorologist at the station in Detroit since August of 2010. He worked as a meteorologist for a Des Moines TV station in the early 1990s.
His station’s website is encouraging viewers to post get well messages for Rexroth on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.