FD: 5 hospitalized after bee attack in Goodyear

GOODYEAR, AZ - Rural Metro Fire Department officials said five people were hospitalized after being stung by bees in Goodyear Friday night.

The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. at a home near 177th Avenue and Yuma Road.

Officials said a group of people were having a party when high winds knocked down a tree with a bee hive releasing a swarm of bees.

The party was a going away celebration for a young man headed off to the Army.

Party-goers tell ABC15, most of the people were inside because of the dust and didn't know the tree went down until the ones outside started getting stung.

When the group ran inside the house, they say the bees followed.

Kevin Clay grabbed a little boy and ran into a room with him to protect him from the bees.

"Bees were getting in, we had to take him out the window and hop the fence with him," said Clay.

In all the chaos, the little boy's father thought his son was missing so he braved the bees to go find him.

Clay said the man had an allergic reaction and had to be hospitalized along with four others.

Firefighters were eventually able to take care of the bees.





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