Woman stung hundreds of times by bees on Tucson's east side

2013-05-02T18:23:00Z 2013-05-02T18:28:58Z Woman stung hundreds of times by bees on Tucson's east sideCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star
May 02, 2013 6:23 pm  • 

A woman walking past an east-side amusement park was stung by more than a hundred bees on Thursday, according to Tucson Fire officials.

It was the second serious incident involving bees in Tucson on Thursday.

A motorist saw the woman walking on a sidewalk in front of the Golf N' Stuff, in the 6500 block of East Tanque Verde Road, being attacked by bees, said Capt. Barrett Baker of the Tucson Fire Department.

The woman made it to the entrance of Golf N’ Stuff’s parking lot and was covered by bees when the motorist called 911 shortly before 3 p.m., Baker said.

Firefighters arrived in five minutes, and put on bee suits and used foam and water to get the bees off the woman.

Paramedics treated the woman, who still had bees on her, before taking her to a hospital, Baker said.

No other people were attacked, said Baker.

Firefighters closed down the sidewalk, and a bee exterminator found the hive under a bridge over a wash south of the amusement park, Baker said.

He said the exterminator expected to remove the hive by Thursday evening.

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