October 30, 2012

Hiker’s death from fall prompted by bee attack

October 30, 2012 - A bee attack caused a hiker to fall 150 feet off a cliff at recreation area in Arizona. The man was pronounced dead at the scene in the Echo Canyon area of Camelback Mountain.

Two other hikers were airlifted out after each was stung about 300 times, according to reports. Paramedics said both men were hospitalized in serious but stable condition and expected to recover.

Three men were attacked by bees on a trail near Ice Box Canyon. The two survivors apparently hid in a sheltered area to get away from the bee swarm until they were rescued.