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    Default Re: News Report - Hiker dies after "bee attack"

    Hiker dies after bee attack in Phoenix-area canyon
    Associated Press – 9 hrs agoEmailShareShare0PrintPHOENIX (AP) — A hiker died Monday after he was attacked by a swarm of bees and fell about 150 feet off a cliff at a popular recreation area in Phoenix, authorities said.

    Phoenix Fire Department officials say the man was pronounced dead at the scene in the Echo Canyon area of Camelback Mountain.

    Two other hikers were airlifted out after each was stung about 300 times. Paramedics said both men were hospitalized in serious but stable condition and expected to recover.

    Fire officials said the three men were attacked by bees about 3:45 p.m. on a trail near Ice Box Canyon. The two survivors hid in a small crevice to avoid the swarm until rescuers arrived.

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

    The names and ages of the hikers weren't immediately released.

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    Default Re: News Report - Hiker dies after "bee attack"

    I know alot of the bees in Arizona are more aggressive but I wonder what took place here. Did they come upon a swarm and freak out? Did they see an open colony and harass them first? Or were they walking along minding their own business and the bees attacked like in the horror movies?

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    Default Re: News Report - Hiker dies after "bee attack"

    Quote Originally Posted by d-amick View Post
    Did they see an open colony and harass them first?
    ...and would they admit they did? As of now they can blame the bees.

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    Default Re: News Report - Hiker dies after "bee attack"

    I heard one report this morning that said they were checking to see if the hiker died from the stings or from the 150 foot fall? Duh!....did the bees kill him and push him off the cliff?

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    Default Re: News Report - Hiker dies after "bee attack"

    I don't think it was the bees that killed the hiker….........probably the sudden stop.
    Coyote Creek Bees

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