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Man dies after multiple wasp stings in Huntington Lake area

Postby zacjust32 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:04 pm

The Fresno Bee

A 62-year-old man died after being stung by a swarm of wasps Monday in the mountains above Fresno, according to a Fresno County Emergency Medical Services and a sheriff’s spokesman.

Mike Bracci of Chino Hills was collecting wood about 1:30 p.m. when he came inside a cabin and reported being stung, EMS reported.

Bracci went into cardiac arrest after reporting that he was feeling lightheaded. Paramedics at the scene were unable to revive him, EMS reports said.

Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said Bracci was stung by more than a dozen wasps. The coroner’s office is investigating but has yet to release a report on the cause of death, he said.


Man dies after multiple wasp stings in Huntington Lake area
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Re: Man dies after multiple wasp stings in Huntington Lake a

Postby rlown » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:37 am

Had a storm of yellow jackets attack me and my sister when out gathering wood in Dunsmuir decades ago. Got stung 6 times, but I'm not allergic. We ran back to the truck (parents still asleep) and we jumped into the cab. Still had to swat a few that came with us.

Sounds like that 62yo might have been allergic. Epipen maybe would have helped. Dunno.
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