A Swarm Of Yellow Jackets Sting More Than A Dozen Hikers In New Hampshire
Ticks aren't the only thing you have to worry about when you go hiking in New England. Apparently, yellow jackets are also a major concern.
A hiking club comprised of 5th and 6th graders from New Boston Central School were on a field trip to the Betsey Dodge Conservation Area in New Boston, New Hampshire on Tuesday afternoon, according to WMUR-TV. Fourteen of them were reportedly stung by yellow jackets, while they were hiking through one of the trails. The news channel says seven of the people wounded are children. It supposedly happened when one of the kids stepped on a nest, and a large yellow jackets swarmed the group. WMUR reports one student was stung about 30 times. Coincidentally, the New Boston Fire Department had just finished a procedural training about bee stings, as per WMUR.
The group of people who were stung are reportedly going to be okay.