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Buckeye man cheats death, but not in the clear

Posted at 4:25 PM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 07:08:28-04

First responders said he had no pulse and was not breathing, but then he was revived.

Now we’re hearing from the wife of a 72-year-old Buckeye man who was attacked by bees Tuesday.

The man is in very critical condition at Abrazo West Campus Hospital, unable to breathe on his own, according to Anna Mora, his wife.

“They did a wonderful job. And I’m so thankful that they were able to resuscitate my husband," Mora said. 

She says her husband was in the backyard feeding their chickens when he was stung more than 100 times. Being allergic, things turned bad quickly.

“I heard him cry out for me. That’s when I went back there and saw him on the ground," Mora said.

She says help came quickly after she called 911. 

First responders revived the man on the way to the emergency room, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. 

“I would like to thank the paramedics and all the responders that were here yesterday," Mora said through tears. 

While trying to help, she and first responders were also stung, but were okay.

As for her husband of 22 years, she says doctors say his recovery will be day-by-day.

“My faith is what’s keeping me," Mora said.