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Man hospitalized after being attacked by swarm of bees in Paradise Valley

Sep 15, 2023, 10:44 AM | Updated: 10:48 am

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A man was hospitalized after being swarmed by bees in Paradise Valley on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. (Pexels Photo)

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PHOENIX — A man was rushed to the hospital after being swarmed by bees in Paradise Valley on Friday morning, authorities said.

Phoenix and Scottsdale firefighters responded to a bee attack call in a neighborhood near 56th Street and Shea Boulevard around 9:20 a.m., the Phoenix Fire Department said.

“Upon arrival at the scene the initial information was confirmed, an adult male was actively being stung by multiple bees,” Capt. Scott Douglas said in a press release. “Crews quickly ran to the man’s side, fighting off the bees themselves with fire-stream foam.”

The man was loaded into an ambulance and assessed by paramedics, who took him to the emergency department of a local hospital in critical condition.

No firefighters were significantly injured during the incident.

No other details were made available.

Experts say the best response to a bee attack is to run in a straight line, cover your face and find shelter. They advise against fighting the bees or jumping into water.

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