Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tuscon man hospitalized after honey bee attack at his home

Sep. 10, 2010

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD)- A Tucson man is hospitalized after being attacked by a swarm of bees on the city's east side.

It happened at 10:45 a.m. Friday in the 9000 block of East Chickamauga Street, near Broadway and Camino Seco, said Capt. Trish Tracy, a Tucson Fire Department spokeswoman.
Tucson Fire Department responded to a call from a man in his 70's saying he had been attacked by a swarm of bees, Tracy said.

Firefighters arrived to find the man stung more than 100 times, Tracy said. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

A bee removal specialist was headed to the scene to assist with the bee removal, Tracy said. Pima Animal Care Center officials were responding to take care of the man's dog, who was also stung.

Stay tuned to KOLD News 13 live at 5 p.m. and for updates.

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