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MPD: Man saved juvenile before dying from bee attack

Marana Police are on scene in the area of Thomas Arron and Moore, as a swarm of bees is cleared...
Marana Police are on scene in the area of Thomas Arron and Moore, as a swarm of bees is cleared out.(KOLD)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 2:49 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Marana Police have identified the man who died after being attacked by bees last week.

The MPD says 29-year-old David Santiago was a landscaper working in the area of Thomas Arron Drive and Moore Road on July 29th when a swarm of bees appeared.

Police say he was attacked while trying to help get a juvenile to safety. The kid was able to make it inside a truck, but Santiago did not make it to his work truck and died from his injuries.

The juvenile was hospitalized for his injuries.

The hive was removed and bees were collected for identification, but no word yet on what type of bees they were.

Northwest fire district says three people are believed to have been stung hundreds of times and were taken to a nearby hospital.

Three firefighters were also stung, one of them about 60 times, and were also taken to the hospital, but have since been released.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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