Television meteorologist loses eye in fireworks mishap

Julianne Cassidy

Television meteorologist loses eye in fireworks mishap

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jul 8, 2014

Chief Meteorologist Dave Rexroth for ABC-affiliated television station WXYZ-TV Detroit was seriously injured after a fireworks accident on July 4. Rexroth has lost sight in his left eye.

Ed Fernandez, vice president and general manager of WXYZ, said in statement, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave and his family and they have our full support during this difficult time. As Dave recovers, we’ll provide updates on his progress – and we look forward to his return to Action News,” reports ABC 7.

The accident happened is Iowa City, Iowa, where Rexroth was vacationing with his family. He is currently hospitalized in Iowa City awaiting surgery for a prosthetic eye and is expected to make a full recovery by September.