Swarm of bees at­tacks woman

Los Angeles Times - - CITY & STATE - — Son­ali Kohli

A swarm of bees at­tacked a woman at Har­ri­ett M. Wieder Re­gional Park in Huntington Beach on Satur­day morn­ing.

The Huntington Beach Fire De­part­ment re­ceived a call shortly af­ter 9 a.m. and ar­rived to find bees “swarm­ing all over” the woman, Capt. Robert Cul­hane said.

“They were re­ally ag­gres­sive. As soon as we came on, they started com­ing af­ter us,” Cul­hane said. He sus­pected the in­sects were African­ized hon­ey­bees be­cause of their size and ag­gres­sion.

Fire­fight­ers tried to de­ter the bees with a wa­ter-foam mix­ture — the foam strips the bees of their abil­ity to fly, Cul­hane said. When they were able to ap­proach the vic­tim, they found even more bees “meshed into the hair,” he said.

The fire­fighter op­er­at­ing the hose was stung twice but did not need med­i­cal at­ten­tion, Cul­hane said.

The woman is in her 40s and her con­di­tion was un­known, said Huntington Beach Fire Capt. Steve Teas­dale.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.