A meteorologist at a Detroit-area television station has lost the sight in his left eye after a fireworks accident in Iowa.

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A meteorologist at a Detroit-area television station has lost the sight in his left eye after a fireworks accident in Iowa.

WXYZ-TV (http://bit.ly/1qaST3k ) says its chief meteorologist, Dave Rexroth, will undergo surgery on Wednesday that will begin the process of implanting a prosthetic eye.

According to the station, the fireworks mishap happened Friday night while Rexroth was vacationing with his family in Iowa City. In response to a request for information on the incident, an Iowa City police spokesman said he doesn’t have a report that lists Rexroth’s name.

WXYZ says Rexroth is expected to recover by September.

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General manager Ed Fernandez says Rexroth and his family have the station’s “full support during this difficult time,” and he looks forward to Rexroth’s return.

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Information from: WXYZ-TV, http://www.wxyz.com

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