Hiker Stung by Killer Bees and Falls to His DeathBy Michael Frank on November 2nd, 2012
In a tragic case of being in the worst place at the worst time, three men on an afternoon hike on Phoenix’s popular Camelback Mountain were attacked by a swarm of bees — sending one of them off a 150-foot cliff to his death. Rescuers in protective suits airlifted the other two hikers off the mountain and to the hospital, where both were in serious condition after being stung more than 300 times apiece. More than 300,000 people hike the trails on Camelback Mountain each year, and attacks are rare, although not rare enough. Also: There are so-called “killer” bees in Arizona, and even if you’re not allergic, the stings hurt a lot more than garden variety yellow jacket stings. Via The Arizona Republic.
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