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95-year-old man attacked by bees, stung hundreds of times

August 24, 2011 |  7:47 pm

Man stung by bees in Redondo Beach A 95-year-old man was in stable condition Wednesday evening after being stung more than 400 times by bees in Redondo Beach, police said.

"He literally got stung by thousands of bees," Sgt. Phil Keenan of the Redondo Beach Police Department told The Times. "Most men would have died, but he's taking it in stride."

He said the man was expected to be released Wednesday evening from a local hospital.The bees attacked the man about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday in the 1700 block of Ruxton Lane. The bees apparently became agitated by a private fumigator who was trying to remove them from a nearby apartment building, police said.

Keenan said that vector control personnel believe that the bees were probably Africanized honey bees because of their aggressiveness. The man's name was not released by police.

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Map shows area where man was attacked by bees. Credit: Google Maps.

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