Wasp attack remains a mystery

Last updated 12:08 13/12/2012
Wasp
WASP: A police communications spokesman said it was unknown how many times the man had been stung.

Relevant offers

Hutt Valley

Councils clash over 'mistruths' in ad Prisoner escapes from hospital Petone bulk retail potential recognised Town hall plan changes hike price Power pole in train's path MPI reveals pest hotline details Leggy insect invaders swarm in Maori health providers review by DHB 'racist' Cost of decile change too high Men feeling pinch go without power

The possible attack on a man in Wainuiomata by a swarm of wasps will remain a mystery for now.

Emergency services have done all they can to find the man who was heard yelling for help near Parenga St before 11.30am.

Wellington Free Ambulance operations team manager Mike Sunderland said the service was called to the scene after a person heard a man on a neighbouring property yelling for help.

There was a swarm of bees or wasps in the area at the time.

He said there was no sign of the man and everything had been done to track him down.

Emergency services are now standing down.

A police communications spokesman said it was unknown how many times the man had been stung, but "it can be serious for some people".

Ambulance, police and fire service staff were looking for the man in the suburban area, which borders rural land.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content