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: Obama Tours Gyeongbok Palace Swimmer Michael Phelps Back in Competition Raw: Obama Lays Korean War Memorial Wreath Obama Leads Naturalization Ceremony in Seoul Calif. School Bus Crash Hurts Driver, 11 Kids Country Club for Exotic Cars Little Science Behind 'Pollen Vortex' Prediction US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Do you believe President Obama's congressional opposition is fueled by racism?

     View Results
Sports Pulse
Must Read
Must Read