2 stung by bees rescued off Marana mountain

2014-05-09T22:00:00Z 2014-05-10T12:59:56Z 2 stung by bees rescued off Marana mountainCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star

Two teens hiking down a mountain in Marana were stung by bees and rescued Friday night by Northwest Fire District firefighters.

The teens — ages 18 and 17 — were in good condition after being stung between 20 to 30 times each, said Capt. Adam Goldberg, a fire district spokesman.

They were treated at the scene and released.

The hikers started up a trail at about 5:30 p.m. in the 10000 block of North Onyx Moon Drive, east of North Silverbell Road and north of North Coachline Boulevard, said Goldberg.

As they headed down the mountain, they hiked through a crevice and encountered a beehive. After they were attacked by bees, one of them called 911 on his cell phone at 7:19 p.m., Goldberg said.

The 911 operator tracked their location by using the GPS on the cell phone, and it took firefighers about 45 minutes to find the mountain, said Goldberg.

Goldberg advised hikers to be prepared for emergencies and take flashlights, food, water, cell phones, extra clothing and wear good hiking shoes.

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