The Mesquite Fire Department said a man is recovering in a hospital following a bee attack Thursday that left him stung between 20 and 30 times.
The man was attacked in an undisclosed location in Mesquite. After initially appearing stable, his condition deteriorated rapidly, and the man went into anaphylactic shock.
He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
Fire personnel were able to track down a concentration of bees in bushes, but not the actual hive. Crews in fire protective gear cleared the area using Compressed Air Foam (CAFS).
Experts say that if you are stung and know you are allergic, have been stung multiple times or breathing becomes difficult, seek immediate medical attention.
If you are being stung, run away as far as you can. Bees will chase people up to 150 yards, but they fly slowly, allowing most people to outrun them.
Never jump into a body of water to escape a bee attack. Bees will wait for you to come up for air and resume an attack.
Make sure to protect your face and eyes in an attack as bees will target them. Waiving your arms and yelling during an attack will make it worse, as it will further agitate bees.
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