Man Falls 200 feet after Bee attack!


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Aug 21, 2003
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Chattanooga, TN
And you think YOU'VE had a bad day?

Hiker Falls 200 Feet After Bee Attack
PHOENIX -- A hiker who went off a South Mountain trail Monday was attacked by a swarm of bees before falling 200 feet into a ravine, Phoenix firefighters said.

The man, who is in his early 30s, was hiking alone around 5:30 p.m. when he left the trail to hike up a gully and was ambushed by hundreds of bees.

"He was waving his shirt and then he was actually just full of bees," said hiker Ken MacKenzie, who witnessed the incident.

When the hiker tried to escape the bees, he fell.
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"He probably fell about 200 feet off of that trail and down into a ravine. He was all broken bones and cut up and tangled up in cholla cactus," said Capt. Lewis Jones of the Phoenix Fire Technical Team.

Poor guy.
Attacked by bees...fall down a 200' ravine...into the cactus...while it's 110 degrees.
If it wasn't so serious, it would sound like a cartoon.

I took the liberty of googling the species of cactus that he fell into... OWCH!


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