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Hikers Rescued After Swarm Of Bees Attack In Woods Near Area Nature Center

Searchers from the Ansonia Rescue and Medical Services helped rescue a group of hikers. Photo Credit: The Ansonia Rescue and Medical Services
The ATV used to rescue the hikers. Photo Credit: The Ansonia Rescue and Medical Services

A group of hikers was rescued by first responders after being stung by a swarm of bees in the woods near a popular nature center in Connecticut.

The Ansonia Rescue and Medical Services were dispatched to the Ansonia Nature Center.after the report of multiple hikers had been stung, including one who was experiencing a severe anaphylactic reaction, ARMS said on its Facebook page.

Using all-terrain vehicles, the group conducted a search for several miles into the woods to reach the hikers.

“A search was conducted and the patient was eventually located several miles into the woods, suffering a severe reaction with airway compromised, ARMS posted on its Facebook page.

“The patient was treated and the reaction was controlled in time before the patient’s condition deteriorated any further.”

Paramedic support arrived on scene and provided advanced treatment of the patient, ARMS said.

The patient and hikers were ultimately extricated from the woods on the all-terrain vehicles, to waiting ambulances.

Support from Derby and Seymour was also provided with their UTVs in the woods assisting, ARMS said.

“Really outstanding work with all involved, and very fortunate to have reached and treated the patient in time,” ARMS said.

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