PEARSON, GA - Atkinson County Fire Department has confirmed a man was burned trying to fry a turkey at his home.
68-year-old William McCoy was burned around 3:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 441 South in Pearson on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday.
He was flown to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida for treatment.
Atkinson County Fire Captain Don Murray said McCoy is currently in critical condition in the ICU.
Murray said first and second degree burns cover 35% of McCoy's body from the waist up.
Murray said doctors think McCoy will spend the next month at the hospital undergoing treatment.