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ESCONDIDO (AP) — A San Diego County man has died after being attacked by bees.
A sheriff’s statement says deputies and firefighters responded to a report Thursday a man who had been stung multiple times while working on his property in Valley Center northeast of Escondido.
Firefighters attempted to save the 67-year-old’s life, but he died at the scene.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeff Lauhon tells KNSD-TV that the man was conducting a legal controlled burn on the property to clear out brush and rubbish and the smoke disturbed a beehive. Lauhon says the man continued to work after he was first stung, then collapsed.
The victim’s son Jamey Umland told KNSD his father Bruce Umland was stung at least three times, but was not allergic to bees.
The coroner is investigating the death.
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