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Yuma man dies in bee attack

April 8, 2019

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Yuma man has died and several first responders were injured in a bee attack.

The Yuma Sun reports the incident occurred Sunday evening when Yuma County sheriff’s deputies got reports of a swarm of bees stinging a man.

Sheriff’s spokesman Alfonso Zavala said Monday that 51-year-old Epigmenio Gonzalez was attempting to remove a beehive from a couch in the backyard.

Zavala says deputies and paramedics found him running while covered in bees.

Rural/Metro fire spokesman Charly McMurdie said firefighters sprayed Gonzalez with water. He was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead.

A woman at the home was also taken to the hospital with several bee stings. Her condition was not immediately known.

First responders who were stung did not need medical attention.

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Information from: The Sun, http://www.yumasun.com

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