PHOENIX -- A hiker who went off a South Mountain trail Monday was attacked by a swarm of bees before falling 200 feet into a ravine, Phoenix firefighters said.
The man, who is in his early 30s, was hiking alone around 5:30 p.m. when he left the trail to hike up a gully and was ambushed by hundreds of bees.
"He was waving his shirt and then he was actually just full of bees," said hiker Ken MacKenzie, who witnessed the incident.
When the hiker tried to escape the bees, he fell.
Clearly, we must step up our efforts!