A 20-YEAR-old man is hospitalized after he accidentally cut into a bees nest, which led to him being stung more than 20,000 times.
Austin Bellamy swallowed 30 bees in the horror attack that came after he sliced into a nest of African killer bees while trimming a lemon tree on August 26, his mother Shawna Carter said.
His grandmother and uncle were standing by the base of the tree and were unable to help Austin as they also came under attack.
“When he started cutting them, that’s when the bees came out, and he tried to anchor himself down, and he couldn’t,” his grandmother Phyllis Edwards told FOX19.
“He was hollering, ‘Help! Help me! Help!’ And nobody would help him.
“I was going to try and climb the ladder to get to Austin,” she said.
“I seen how high he was … but I couldn’t get to him because I was surrounded in bees.”
She added that it was impossible to get to Austin through the swarm of bees attacking him.
Emergency responders called for University of Cincinnati Air Care to transport Austin to the hospital.
“When I got the call, I did pass out,” mom Shawna said.