Man On Tennessee River Gets Flesh Eating Bacteria.


A man kayaking on the Tennessee River has contracted the flesh eating bacteria that has killed several people in the last few weeks (including a man in Memphis who visited Destin).

Cassey Rutherford revealed on Facebook that her husband Ricky was fighting the dangerous flesh-eating bacteria.

Ricky's symptoms starting showing up Monday after a weekend trip that included kayaking Saturday with family, friends, and eight children! WAFF says he could not walk by Tuesday morning. That downward spiral is alarmingly fast. By the time he got to the hospital, his fever was at 105. Luckily, doctors recognized the bacteria and starting treating him immediately. He is going to make it.