A 70-year-old Texas man was reportedly killed by a massive swarm of bees as he was mowing his lawn — and his wife was hospitalized after being stung while performing CPR on him.
Thomas Hicks, of Breckenridge, was attacked Monday afternoon and ran inside his home to alert his wife with the killer insects still in pursuit, KGNS reported.
Hicks’ wife, Zoni, said she had just left to shop for groceries when he began to mow the yard.
“I said, ‘Honey, please don’t go back in the back area, because those bees are back there’ — and he said, “I won’t. I promise,’” she told www.bigcountryhomepage.com.
Zoni returned to find her husband jumping and screaming while covered with the bees.
“I mean, you couldn’t even see his back and his whole head — he was just covered in killer bees,” said Zoni, who frantically called 911 just before her husband collapsed.
“I had to do CPR until they got here, and when