Rusty Long Recovering From Burn Accident Famed big wave surfer and all-around awesome person Rusty Long was severely burned recently while tending to his property in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Below is a message from Rusty's family. TransWorld SURF would like to wish him a speedy recovery and can't wait to see him charging big barrels in the very near future…
From the Long family: Rusty Long and his family are pleased to report that he is recovering steadily after being injured last week while tending a debris fire on his property in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Late on Tuesday, July 26, Rusty received serious burns when a controlled burn of construction and brush debris flared up in a dramatic gust of wind on an otherwise calm afternoon.
Rusty received excellent immediate care at the local hospital and was transported by air ambulance the next morning to the UC San Diego Regional Burn Center where he will remain during the healing process. His attending staff is pleased at his rate of recovery, citing his superb physical condition, his positive mental outlook, and his exceptional dietary habits, as all contributing to a textbook recovery.
His immediate family and girlfriend Kelly Cox, have been at his side continuously, and along with Rusty, send their heartfelt thank you to the friends, family and supporters who have offered prayers, positive energy and love to aid in his healing and recovery process. Those prayers are being answered! Rusty is expected to make a full recovery and is looking forward to resuming his passionate pursuit of life in all of its daily mysteries, miracles and adventures. He is unable to receive visitors presently and asks that any calls and well wishes be communicated through his family.
Additionally, anyone wishing to make donations on Rusty's behalf are urged to support the UC San Diego Regional Burn Center, and the Hospital General and Red Cross of Puerto Escondido, Mexico.