Woman Flees Bee Attack by Jumping Into Pool; Teen Rescued by Deputy

A woman jumped into a pool to avoid being stung by a swarm of bees and waited there until firefighters arrived

By Willian Avila
|  Monday, Mar 10, 2014  |  Updated 8:36 AM PDT
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A 51-year-old woman was hospitalized after being stung about 1,000 times during a bee attack in a Southern California neighborhood. A teen girl was also stung and hospitalized. Kate Larsen reports from La Canada Flintridge for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

A 51-year-old woman was hospitalized after being stung about 1,000 times during a bee attack in a Southern California neighborhood. A teen girl was also stung and hospitalized. Kate Larsen reports from La Canada Flintridge for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Two people were treated for bee stings after a car struck a tree and knocked down a beehive in the Los Angeles area on Sunday. The collision caused a swarm of bees to attack several people, including one woman who fled to safety by jumping into a pool.

The incident took place about 3 p.m. in the 2000 block of Los Amigos Street the La Canada Flintridge neighborhood, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

One of the victims was the 51-year-old woman, who was stung about 1,000 times, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. She stayed in the pool until firefighters came to her aid.

The other victim was a 17-year-old girl, who was stung about 50 times before a sheriff's deputy forced the bees off her by dousing her with a fire extinguisher.

That deputy was also stung, but not seriously hurt.

Firefighters then killed most of the bees with foam and water, and a pest company helped remove the hive.

City News Service contributed to this report.
 

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