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4 hospitalized with bee stings in Santa Ana

September 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Santa Ana police responded to a report of a bee swarm attack at 2610 S. Orange Avenue Thursday.

Six people were stung. Four people were hospitalized with bee stings.

One of the victims, a man in a wheelchair, was stung 64 times, according to police. The man's father and brother were stung 50 to 100 times as they worked to save him.

Three victims were treated at Coastal Community Hospital. The fourth was taken to Western Medical Center.

The men were working in a storage yard in Santa Ana where a wood pallet was jostled, stirring a bee hive underneath it. The bees were reportedly aggressive.

The wheelchair user was sitting on a couch and could not escape, so his father and brother carried him away.

The man's father, who was hospitalized at Western Medical, was vomiting and having problems breathing. His condition was not released.