2 de agosto de 2017

RIO RICO : Apenas golpeo la pelota con el drive y un enjambre acabo con su vida

Rio Rico, AZ.-  A 75-year-old Sierra Vista man died Wednesday morning after being stung by a swarm of bees while golfing in Rio Rico. Shortly after 9:30 a.m., sheriff’s deputies were called to the Rio Rico Golf Club on Pendleton Drive for an unresponsive male who was slumped over in his golf cart, said Sgt. Jose Cota, a department spokesman. 

Cota said the man was treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Sheriff’s Office did not immediately release the man’s identity, pending next-of-kin notification. Responding officers noticed multiple stings throughout the victim’s body, but Cota said police are unsure if he died from an allergic reaction or the high number of bee stings.

 The body was transported to the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Cota said deputies searched the immediate area looking for beehives but didn’t find any. He added that the bees could have been nesting nearby and swarmed the golfer. The incident, near the first hole, forced the club to shut down Wednesday morning, said Jane Chanik of the Rio Rico Golf Club.

 SheriffChanik said an exterminator was called to the property to assess the situation, but was unable to remove the bees because they were still “too agitated.” She said crews would return Wednesday night to remove the bees and the golf club is slated to reopen Thursday morning. A few years back, she said, several employees were stung at a different hole, but she added that she regularly checks the property for beehives and hadn’t seen any as of late. “(The golf course is) 155 acres, sometimes things happen, but we haven’t had any issues with bees.

We’re not sure if they were just passing through or what,” she said. “I’m a little freaked out.” Cota warned area residents to stay alert, especially when walking or hiking in more wooded areas. “(Bees) have the tendency to attack and you don’t even know where they come from, so we’re asking people to just be alert and careful when you’re out,” he said.