Man Dies in Arizona Bee Attack After Helping Child to Safety

A 29-year-old man has died whereas making an attempt to guard a baby from a big swarm of bees in Arizona.

David Santiago, who labored as a landscaper in Marana in Pima County, was stung a whole bunch of occasions on Thursday, July 29, as he helped a baby to security.

Santiago managed to get the kid into his work truck however was unable to make it into the automobile himself, and succumbed to the accidents that he sustained within the assault.

The baby can also be believed to have been stung a whole bunch of occasions.

At least six individuals, together with three firefighters, have been attacked by the swarm at round midday native time on Thursday July 29, close to the intersection of Moore Road and Thomas Arron Drive in Marana.

Three members of the general public, together with Santiago and the kid whose life he helped to save lots of, have been stung a whole bunch of occasions and required medical therapy, in line with Northwest Fire District.

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One firefighter, who was stung roughly 60 occasions, additionally required medical consideration.

“We can confirm one fatality, an adult male,” Northwest Fire District wrote on Twitter after the incident. “A large open hive, estimated around 100 pounds, was located in a tree nearby.”

The species of bee was not revealed. Newsweek has contacted Northwest Fire District for additional info.

Marana Police Department mentioned on Thursday that the hive has been eliminated and that “bee handlers have killed most of the bees.”

At the time it urged anybody within the space to stay alert, as there have been “some lingering bees” within the space.

In an identical incident final month, in Bexar County, Texas, a 73-year-old man died after being attacked by a swarm of bees whereas he was mowing the garden.

The man, whose title has not been launched, is believed to have sustained greater than 300 stings in the course of the July 12 assault.

In Diamond Bar, California, a former Los Angeles police officer was stung greater than 40 occasions throughout a bee assault on July 24. Two of his pet canine died within the incident.

And in April, a 70-year-old man died after being stung a whole bunch of occasions in a bee assault in Stephens County, Texas.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1,109 individuals died within the U.S. on account of bee, wasp and hornet stings between 2000 and 2017.

Texas A&M AgriLife says that the most effective factor to do in case you’re attacked by bees is to run and, if potential, search shelter.

You must also attempt to take away any stingers which might be embedded in your pores and skin as shortly as potential.

Bees swarming on the comb inside hive
A inventory picture reveals bees feeding on a comb inside a hive. The neatest thing to do in case you’re underneath assault from a swarm is to run and search shelter.

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