By Michele Gile

SAN CLEMENTE ( — Several children and camp counselors were stung by bees in San Clemente Monday after the bees were provoked.

A swarm stung them behind the Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area at 1304 Calle Valle.

They were on a nature walk in Bonita Canyon Park in before lunch when one boy dared another to provoke the bees.

“Lucus said: ‘I dare you to throw a rock at a beehive.’ So they did it. And then basically, the whole beehive split apart. So all the bees started going after them,” Cooper Oetgen said.

“I heard a big gigantic scream. Everyone was running away. Everyone was covered in bees. I was kind of in shock for a moment,” Payton Oetgen recalled.

Firefighters said one boy was stung about 30 times.

Three children were taken to a hospital. Parents told CBS2’s Michele Gile that their children were not allergic and will be OK.


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