A man is in the hospital after a "vicious" bee attack in Queen Creek on Thursday afternoon.
A spokesperson for Rural Metro said 80-year-old Jesus Garcia was found unconscious on the ground near Power and Riggs after dozens of bees swarmed him.
The victim's son said he was mowing the lawn for the woman who owns the home when he was attacked.
"I saw him fall to the ground and the bees were just all over the place ... really, it was really horrific," Ronnie Freeman said.
Freeman was driving by when he noticed a woman in the street flagging him down.
"I stopped. I pulled over and she told me to dial 911," Freeman said.
The woman was a neighbor who tried to use a hose to get the bees off Garcia. She got stung as well.
"When you get a call and you see this kind of bee activity and you see a gentleman who is lying next to a hose that's running and he's unconscious, you know it's a very serious situation," Colin Williams with Rural Metro Fire Department said.
Garcia was conscious when he got to a nearby hospital.
"There was obviously a lot of pain, a lot of toxins in his system at that point," paramedic Jason McVey said.
The homeowner said she knew there were bees around but never had any idea how many.
"He's mowed this lawn a lot and he's never had a problem with the honey bees before," homeowner Pat Fulks said.
Officials said Garcia is responding to treatment and while he is still in the emergency room, he is stabilized.
It's the second bee attack this week in the Valley. On Tuesday, a 4-year-old girl and her 64-year-old grandmother were attacked and stung at their Glendale home and needed to be hospitalized. [Click here to read the story].
Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News for updates on this developing story.
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