In a coma after being stung 20,000 times by killer bees
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A 20-year-old man is in a coma after being stung more than 20,000 times by killer bees in the United States, his family and local media reported Wednesday.
Tuesday night, Austin Bellamy remained on life support and was in a voluntarily induced coma at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Ohio (north), according to the local television channel Fox 19 .
He is “fighting for his life,” his mother Shawna Carter said on a fundraising page created Monday to pay for his medical care.
Friday morning, Austin Bellamy was pruning a lemon tree when he unknowingly cut down a nest of killer bees.
These insects, also called Africanized bees , are known to be particularly aggressive.
Austin Bellamy's grandmother and uncle, who were nearby, witnessed the attack without being able to intervene, being themselves assaulted by the bees , according to Fox 19.
“He was screaming, 'Help! Help me! Help! “, and no one could help him,” recounted his grandmother Phyllis Edwards.
“I was going to try to climb the ladder to reach Austin,” but “I couldn't. join because I was surrounded by bees,” she said.
The young man was stung more than 20,000 times and ingested about 30 bees, Shawna Carter said.< /p>
Caregivers had to 'get bees out of him until Sunday morning,' she told Fox 19.
Doctors believe Austin Bellamy will make a full recovery, depending on the local channel.