Man Hospitalized After Being Stung More Than 100 Times by Bees

A man stung more than 100 times by a cluster of bees was reportedly rushed to an Arizona hospital.

The victim was stung dozens of times after he walked close to a beehive in Scottsdale and started rolling on the ground near Raintree Drive on Tuesday afternoon, according to CBS 5.

Witnessing the victim in distress, Steve Gluskin got out of his car and attempted to help the man, only to be stung several times himself.

Speaking to AZ Family, Gluskin said: "The minute I got out of the car, I started getting attacked. All of a sudden it just attacked me on my face. I thought I hit a tree."

Due to the severity of the attack, Gluskin added he could no longer get close enough to help the victim.

He continued to tell the outlet: "He was thrashing around and finally he just lost consciousness."

CBS 5 reported Scottsdale firefighters sent a crew after being alerted to the attack at around 2:00 p.m. local time.

Firefighters used protective equipment and were able to get close enough to the two men and also get emergency help for the victim who had been stung more than 100 times.

The victim's condition is not known at this time.

Dan Punch, a beekeeper who was not at the site at the time of the attack told CBS 5 there are hives in the area.

He added the victim's injuries were "very serious" and continued: "Depending on the sensitivity to bees, that could be a terminal situation."

Once the two men had been pulled out of the area, firefighters foamed a nearby beehive in a bid to reduce the threat.

The network later reported a beekeeper lifted the lid of a storm drain that revealed a large hive had formed underneath.

Again, firefighters assisted and sprayed it down.

Punch told CBS 5 bees that make their hives in the ground are typically Africanized honeybees and added they can be highly aggressive.

He then offered advice to anyone who might come across Africanized bees, telling them to get as far away from them as possible.

He told the network: "Run. You don't want to stay there in that situation because more bees will come and continue to come, especially with Africanized bees."

Newsweek has contacted the Scottsdale Fire Department for comment.

Earlier this year, a 29-year-old man died in an Arizona bee attack after helping a child to safety.

David Santiago was stung hundreds of times across his body as he safely managed to get the child into his work truck.

He was unable to make it inside himself and died from the injuries that were sustained in the attack.

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In this stock photo, bees are seen swarming in a plum tree in the Cotswolds, U.K. An Arizona man has been hospitalized after being attacked by a swarm of bees. Tim Graham/Getty Images