Bees attack south side apartment residents; Body of missing man found

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People at a south side apartment complex had an unwelcome encounter with a swarm of bees Tuesday night.

Tucson firefighters say bees stung several dozen people at the San Mateo apartments on 2800 South Mission Road-- including residents, young children, and a few firefighters.

TFD found the bee hive in an abandoned couch in a desert area just north of the apartment. Firefighters say the bees became angry when some young children started poking at the hive.

"There were reports of small children getting bit, but as far as I know at this time, we did not transport anybody to the hospital some people might have gone on their own, but we didn't transport anybody to the hospital."

Firefighters say they destroyed the hive and many of the bees with foam. They say some bees will fly around with the hive destroyed, but they'll eventually die.


A man missing on Mount Lemmon has been found dead. Search and rescue crews were looking for 26-year-old Lon McDaniel in a remote area, after the forest service found his abandoned vehicle.

Friends thought mcdaniel was driving to patagonia lake. No word on a cause of death.