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 September 20, 2023

Swarm of bees kill Kentucky man moving potting soil bag from porch

 A Kentucky man died after being stung by bees on his front porch.

Deputy Coroner John W. Jones explained that the man was attacked by a swarm of bees while moving a bag of potting soil from his porch. The bees were inside the bag.

The details

"CPR was started by family and continued by paramedics and doctors until those attempts failed, authorities said. The Harlan County Coroner's Office said the man was rushed by ambulance to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries," Fox Weather reported.

"'Our heartfelt prayers go out to the entire family and friends,' a post read on the coroner’s office Facebook page," it added.

The statement

"The immediate family has been notified, but the Coroner's office out of respect will withhold the name until all family can be reached," a statement from the coroner's office said.

"The investigation still continues by Deputy Coroner Jones and our heartfelt prayers go out to the entire family and friends," it continued.

The warning

"Bee swarms can be dangerous, even if the person that gets stung is not allergic. When a person is stung more than a dozen times, the excess venom can create a toxic reaction, according to the Mayo Clinic, " the Messenger reported.

"In 2021, an Arizona man died after he was stung hundreds of times by a swarm of bees. Another man died in Arizona this June after he went into cardiac arrest following numerous bee stings," it added.

Bee stings are generally not deadly for anyone who is not allergic to them. However, a large number of bees can sting dozens or hundreds of times, causing cardiac arrest in some individuals.

In the Arizona incident, at least five people were injured when hundred of bees stung residents in a rare large-scale attack in a town near Tucson. One firefighter was also injured in a response to the bee sting attacks.

The Kentucky man has not yet been identified, but the town is concerned over the matter as the sad details of the tragic man's death is made known.

Written By:
Dillon Burroughs

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