This poor guy….
Climber And His Dog Found Stung To Death By Bees
A rock climber from Arizona who was recently reported missing was sadly found hanging from his rope on a cliff after he and his dog were reportedly stung to death by bees.
An Arizona climber has been found dead, dangling from a rope on a cliff face south of Tucson, after apparently being stung to death by bees, police said on Wednesday.
Steven Wallace Johnson, 55, a counselor with some 30 years experience hiking and climbing, headed into the mountains south of Tucson on Friday, Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said.
Johnson was reported missing on Monday by co-workers after he failed to show up for work. A Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue team found his body that afternoon, Estrada said.
“He had been stung repeatedly and he was dangling there,” he said.
“He was climbing the cliff and was about 70 feet up and still had about 80 feet to go, so he really didn’t have anywhere to go when he was attacked by this swarm of bees,” Estrada said.
He said Johnson’s dog had also been attacked by bees and was found dead nearby.
What a horrible way to lose your life! Bees are nothing to play with, especially if you’re in an area where help isn’t close by in the event of a swarm attack.