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Sunday, July 12, 2009

O Arizona: Man Survives 1000 Bee Stings; Shadow Dies

A Green Valley man who was stung nearly 1,000 times by bees was back home on Saturday.

World War II veteran John Pool said he's again feeling "pretty good" now that he's back in his home in the community south of Tucson.

The 84-year-old is legally blind. He was using his walker to take his toy poodle Shadow for a stroll when he was attacked on Thursday morning.

Pool said he tossed aside the walker and moved as fast as he could to get home, where his wife Norma used a hose to wash off hundreds of bees and then called for help.

Firefighters used credit cards to scrape away hundreds of stingers. After sending Pool to the hospital, they tore down a block wall where the bees had made their hive.

Pool was released on Friday. Shadow was also stung. She died.

link: Man Stung 1,000 Times Recuperating - Phoenix News Story - KPHO Phoenix


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