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LAGUNA NIGUEL (CBS) — A 21-year-old hiker was attacked by a swarm of bees in Laguna Niguel but his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Firefighters responded to a “hiker rescue call” about 3:15 p.m. Monday at St. Croix and Curacao, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Marc Stone.

The victim, whose name was not released, sustained about 30 bee stings, he said.

Due to heavy brush in the area, he was airlifted to Mission Viejo Hospital but appeared to be in good health, he said.

According to Stone, he was “conscious, breathing and alert” and had told paramedics he was not allergic to bee stings.

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