4 people, including teen, injured following bee attack in Arizona Park

  • 29 May - 04 Jun, 2021
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Four people, including a teenager, were injured after a swarm of bees attacked at a park in Arizona, authorities said. Three adults and a 13-year-old were each stung multiple times at Sundance Park in Buckeye, about 30 miles west of Phoenix. One of the adults was transported via ambulance to a local hospital. The victim was covered in bees, and was having trouble breathing. The teenager, meanwhile, was taken to the emergency room in a patrol car. The two other adults had less serious injuries, were treated at the scene and later transported themselves to the hospital to check on the child. The spokesperson says that the group was walking along a canal behind the park when the bees began swarming. The condition of the victims remains unknown, but authorities were "led, at the time, to believe they were going to be okay." The Buckeye Fire Department arrived on the scene and got rid of the bees. If someone is stung by a bee, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises keeping an eye on the person to make sure they do not have an allergic reaction. Then, wash the sting site with soap and water, and remove the stinger using gauze, or by scraping a fingernail over the area. The CDC also recommends applying ice to reduce swelling, and avoiding scratching the sting, as that can increase swelling, itching and risk of infection.