Bee attack sends two Hobbs residents to hospital
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June 07, 2018 10:25 AM
HOBBS, N.M. – Two people are recovering this morning after fire officials in Hobbs say they were attacked by bees.
Hobbs Firefighters were called to the scene on North Leech just after 7:30 a.m. last Friday in reference to a bee attack. When they arrived, Battalion Chief Max Brown said there were “bees swarming everywhere.”
According to officials, one victim was mowing the lawn near an abandoned building on the property when the mower hit the building. The beehive inside the building was disturbed, causing the bees to swarm and attack.
The second victim attempted to spray the bees away with a water hose when they were attacked as well.
Fire crews had to create a “safe zone” for the crew to enter the scene and get the victims out. Hobbs fire officials say it took two firefighters in full bunker gear to get the victims out.
The victims were transported to Lea Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Officials are encouraging everyone to steer clear of bees and have a heightened sense of awareness when near high vegetation and abandoned buildings.
Created: June 07, 2018 10:25 AM
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