Friday, Oct. 15, 2004
Local man scalded at Yellowstone National Park
A Fayetteville businessman was injured last Thursday when he fell through crust in a thermal area at Yellowstone National Park, officials said.
Brent Scarbrough suffered second degree burns to approximately 25 percent of his body after both of his legs were submerged to his knees in the hot water.
Scarbrough was pulled from the water by a friend and driven to a nearby Inn for medical attention. He is currently recovering at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital Burn Center in Augusta and is expected to be discharged soon.
In lieu of flowers, Scarbrough has asked that donations be made to the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville.
Scarbrough was touring the area with his wife, Tina, and friends Michael Faulkner and Nathalie White when the accident occurred. At the time, they were touring the Firehole Lake area in the Lower Geyser Basin, park officials said.
Faulkner said Scarbrough and his family have greatly appreciated the outpouring of love and care but he can no longer receive visitors.
Brent is going to be fine, Faulkner said in a recent e-mail. He just needs time to heal. Hell be back to being Brent very soon!
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