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Wash. firefighters rescue injured bee keeper

November 13, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A 70-year-old bee keeper in Woodinville, Wash. called for help after falling into a frigid backyard pond and dislocating his hip.He had also disturbed the hive and was surrounded by thousands of swarming bees.

He initially told the rescuers to stay back, but after putting on protective gear, firefighters were able to move in to save the man.

The man suffered several bee stings in addition to his injuries from the fall.

One firefighter was also stung.