NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A worker has been critically injured after being stung by bees hundreds of times in North Las Vegas.

The North Las Vegas Fire Department was called Wednesday afternoon for reports of a man who had encountered a beehive in a cellphone communication tower.

Fire Department Capt. Cedric Williams says the man was doing some sort of work on the cellphone tower when several hundred bees stung him.

The man was taken to Centennial Hills Hospital in critical condition.

Two other people were stung and treated at the scene.

  1. Greg Gadfly says:

    What kind of bees?

    I had once walked through a swarm of bees while out hiking in the hills above San Jose.

    Near Ed Levin park, my dog and I were walking down a seldom used road when in the distance I saw what looked like a small cloud hanging above the road. As I got closer, I thought, just a swarm of harmless bugs; gnats maybe?

    Not until I was right at the swarm did I realize it was bees.

    I did not panic and run. My dog and I walked right through the swarm with no stings, although I could feel the bees bouncing off me. I exited the other side without a single sting or bee that landed on me.

    Things I did not do, panic, yell, swat or run.

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