A 6-year old boy was hospitalized Sunday morning after suffering extensive bee stings on a popular hiking trail, Pima County Sheriff's deputy Tom Peine told Tucson News Now.
Peine said the boy is stable as of Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. He was stung more than a hundred times.
"Three of the victims were sitting on a rock... the father had the
6-year-old in his lap, trying to protect his face from the bees," said
Robert Raterink, a Pima County Sheriff's Search and Rescue spokesman.
Golder Ranch Fire and Rescue spokesman Will Seeley said rescuers
assisted four other victims just off the Linda Vista Trail east of Calle
Concordia and Oracle Road.
The other four hikers all were stung more than 100 times, Seeley said.