By Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona man is recovering after being attacked by a vicious swarm of bees.

Buckeye Valley Fire officials say 72-year-old Jerry Mora, who is allergic to bees, was stung thousands of times on Tuesday and had a heart attack on the way to the hospital. As of Tuesday night, Mora is on a respirator and in critical condition at West Valley Hospital.

His wife, Anna Mora, says the couple was in their backyard when the bees attacked. She says her husband wasn’t able to make it inside, so she put a sheet over him and called 911.

Fire Chief John Valenzuela says firefighters had to suppress the swarming bees with foam to get to Mora and doctors had to remove ninety to 120 bees from his head.

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