Former Iowa meteorologist loses eye in fireworks accident

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Dave Rexroth photo from WXYZ-TV website

A TV meteorologist will undergo surgery to get a prosthetic eye after a fireworks mishap in Iowa City.

Dave Rexroth, who is now the chief meteorologist at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, was on vacation with his family when the incident happened Friday evening, July 4, 2014.

Rexroth lost sight in his left eye, WXYZ reported. He was hospitalized in Iowa City, and scheduled to undergo surgery to begin the process of getting a prosthetic eye Wednesday, July 9.

Rexroth was a meteorologist at WOI-TV in Des Moines, where he started his career, in the 1990s.