Police Officer Attacked by Swarm of Bees
A police officer in Los Angeles, California, was attacked by a swarm of bees, and the incident was captured on live television. On Monday, authorities responded to reports of a swarm affecting the Encino district. However, when they arrived at Adlon Road near Hayve Avenue, a volunteer officer named Gary was attacked by the bees.
Struggle Against the Bees
Struggling to remove the bees from his face, Gary fell to the ground, which made it difficult for him to get back up, as the bees did not give him a moment’s respite. Despite his best efforts, he was unable to repel the insects, which left him in need of medical assistance.
Treatment for Injuries
Following the attack, the Los Angeles city agent was treated on site by medical services. He was then transferred to a hospital for his injuries, which included bee stings and a fracture in his eye socket. As per the latest update, Gary remains hospitalized but is out of danger.
Bee Removal and Fundraising Efforts
A professional team was called to remove the bees. Also, a fundraising campaign has been launched on the GoFundMe platform to cover the expenses for the facial surgery Gary needs after the attack. The officer’s son, who opened the campaign, explained that his father has volunteered with the Los Angeles Police Department for nearly 18 years and has been a first responder to many incidents.
Unknown Bee Origins
It is still unknown where the bees came from, which affected the residents of the Encino neighborhood in Los Angeles County. Officials are warning the public to exercise extreme caution due to the reports of swarms in the area.