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Man, 95, expected to leave hospital after hundreds of bee stings

Police say Redondo Beach man was stung by bees more than 400 times after a fumigator attempted to remove the insects from a nearby apartment building.

August 25, 2011|By Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times

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.

"Most men would have died, but he's taking it in stride," Sgt. Phil Keenan of the Redondo Beach Police Department said.

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. 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 vector control personnel believe the bees were probably Africanized honeybees because of their aggressiveness.

Police did not release the man's name.

robert.lopez@latimes.com

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