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Hiker rescued after bee stings cause allergic reaction


Maui firefighters and paramedics rescued a hiker who suffered an allergic reaction to bee stings in the Ukumehame Valley in West Maui Monday.

The 72-year-old man was hiking with another man when they encountered the bees. The victim did not have his Epi-pen with him, the Maui Fire Department reported.

Lahaina firefighters and paramedics were called at about 4:43 p.m. and reached the hiker who suffered severe allergic reactions to multiple bee stings, at about 5:30 p.m.

The man was unable to walk out on his own so the fire department’s Air 1 helicopter took the man to a landing zone on Ehehene Street, where a waiting ambulance took the victim  to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition. 

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