Hiker Dies after Bee Attack in Phoenix-area Canyon

Some of the rescue workers wore white protective suits to keep them from being stung by the bees


 
 

| Monday, October 29, 2012


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Raw Video: Bees Attack Hikers; 1 Dead, 2 Hurt

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PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix say a hiker fell off a cliff and died after being attacked by a swarm of bees at a popular recreation area.

It was unclear whether the hiker died from the fall or from being stung Monday afternoon. Phoenix Fire Department officials say they were able to rescue two other hikers from the Echo Canyon area of Camelback Mountain.

Television footage showed a rescue helicopter lifting one stranded hiker off the cliff and another being carried on a stretcher to an ambulance.

Some of the rescue workers wore white protective suits to keep them from being stung by the bees.

The names and ages of the hikers aren't immediately available.



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