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Valley Center Man Fatally Stung By Bee Swarm

A 67-year-old man died at his rural Valley Center home Thursday after being attacked by bees, authorities reported.

The Montanya Drive resident was working on the grounds of his property when the insects swarmed him shortly before 2 p.m., according to sheriff's officials.

The man, whose name was not immediately available, died at the scene, despite medics' lifesaving attempts, Lt. Dave Schaller said.

The county Medical Examiner's Office was called in to take custody of the body for autopsy purposes.