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Swarm of bees attacks children at Jay Blanchard Park in Orange County

No one seriously injured, fire officials say

Authorities say a swarm of bees attacked children at Jay Blanchard Park.
Authorities say a swarm of bees attacked children at Jay Blanchard Park. (News 6)

ORLANDO, Fla. – A group of children were attacked by bees Thursday afternoon at Jay Blanchard Park in Orange County, fire officials said.

Orange County Fire Rescue initially said about 14 children were stung but officials have since said 12 children were treated.

“Crews on scene at 10501 J Blanchard Trail in response to reports of 14 minors hiking on a trail stung by bees. Crews on scene assessing all patients and reviewing any history of allergies. No serious injuries/reactions at this time. Parents currently being notified,” OCFR tweeted.

It’s not known if the children were part of a youth camp.

Officials are trying to contact the parents of the children.

Jay Blanchard Park, in east Orange County, has been used in recent months as a coronavirus testing site.

No other details have been released.


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