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Hiker With Bad Bee-Sting Reaction Saved By First Responders

A hiker with a severe reaction to bee stings was saved from Burlginton’s hiking trails Saturday, Aug. 15.
A hiker with a severe reaction to bee stings was saved from Burlginton’s hiking trails Saturday, Aug. 15. Photo Credit: ExploreCT.org

A hiker with a severe reaction to bee stings was saved from hiking trails in Hartford County.

Firefighters in Burlington said they were alerted to a distressed hiker Saturday, Aug. 15 at around 11 a.m. They responded to the blue-yellow trail on the Torys Den Hiking Trail.

The 911 dispatcher was able to track the location of the hiker using the caller’s GPS phone location and emergency responders were able to find the woman in times to provide medical care. He had made it about 1.5 miles along the trail. It took responders about 15 minutes to find him, firefighters said.

Additional assistance was called in to help remove the man who was suffering an anaphylaxis reaction to multiple bee stings. The hiker was transported to the hospital to receive additional treatment.

Members of the Terryville and Harwinton Volunteer Fire Departments as well as CT State Oolice and Farmington Police responded to the hiking emergency.

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