Woman recovering after allergic reaction to bee sting - Tucson News Now

Woman recovering after allergic reaction to bee sting in Sabino Canyon

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A woman is recovering after being stung by bees in Sabino Canyon.

It happened late Wednesday morning.

Rescue crews say it's a situation that could have had a much worse outcome if she hadn't been prepared.

The 45-year-old woman and a companion had hiked to Seven Falls.

That's about four miles from the Sabino Canyon Visitors Center parking lot.

That's where she was stung once, perhaps twice by bees.

Apparently, the woman, whose name was not released, is allergic to bee stings.

Authorities say she began having trouble breathing.

The Rural Metro Fire Department and Pima County Search and Rescue were called out.

By the time rescuers got to her, the woman had taken Benadryl and used her prescription EpiPen to administer medication to counteract the effects of the bee stings.

Rescuers are emphasizing that the woman's actions were the very important reason this ended well.

They say it all started with her being prepared.

"She's provided herself the first line emergency drugs that a paramedic would give in the back of an ambulance," says Capt. Grant Cesarek with Rural Metro Fire. "So it's a wonderful case to where she's already got herself medically treated for the scenario."

We're told the woman declined to be taken to the hospital, but is expected to be okay.

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