Scott “Scotty” Lumbert was participating in a Top Fuel Hydro boat race at LakeFest when his boat, the “Spirit of Texas,” caught fire and flipped multiple times during a final round race.
Lumbert was rushed to Austin’s University Medical Center Brackenridge Hospital and placed in an induced coma to reduce the swelling in his head. Although he was released from the hospital and his condition is improving, according to the Houston Chronicle, he still suffers from blood clots and other complications.
According to Lumbert’s wife, Lynn, he is able to move his extremities in a limited capacity and occasionally react to his environment, including the couple’s dog.
The following information is provided by the U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Division: