Man cheats death after Buckeye bee attack

Posted at 3:48 PM, Apr 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 10:29:22-04

Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies say a man who was essentially dead after a bee attack in Buckeye was revived by emergency crews.

MCSO spokesman Doug Matteson said crews were called to the area near 196th Avenue and Dunlap Road around 3:20 p.m. after a husband and wife were stung by a large swarm of bees.

The man had an allergic reaction and was thought to be dead because he did not have a pulse and was not breathing, Matteson told ABC15.

He and his wife were transported to a Buckeye hospital; medical staff were able to revive the man. Officials say his wife suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Firefighters say the bees were in the wall of a workshop and may have been there for quite a while.

Crews used 600 gallons of water and foam to neutralize the swarm.

Bees can be frightening, especially when you have young children or pets around or are allergic to stings.

Here's what you should know about bees in the Valley and who to call if you need help.