Thomasville Times Enterprise

Local News

November 20, 2013

Coolidge man dies

A 43-year-old Coolidge man died Monday from anaphylactic shock caused by a bee sting, the Colquitt County Coroner’s Office said on Wednesday.

Richard Johnson, of the 1100 block of Myron Hart Road, was pronounced dead at Colquitt Regional Hospital after being stung by a bee at about 3:50 p.m. Monday, Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office reports said.

Johnson and his wife reportedly were walking in the woods near their residence at the time he was stung, Coroner Verlyn Brock said. Johnson stayed at a neighbor’s residence while she went to get his epinephrine pen, but by the time she made it back it was too late.

“He had been down a while before they apparently got the epinephrine,” Brock said. “It was just a tragic occurrence.”

About an hour before being summoned to the scene the same deputy had met with Johnson and his wife about an unusual odor they smelled in the woods and whelps on his dog, sheriff’s reports said. The odor seemed to be from farm chemicals in use in the area, and the dog’s condition may have been caused by wasp or bee stings.

At the time, Johnson told the deputy he was severely allergic to bee stings, the reports said.

Text Only
Local News
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Do you think Lois Lerner should be jailed for not cooperating with the House probe into IRS targeting of conservative political organizations?

     View Results
Sports Pulse
Must Read
Must Read