ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The St. Paul Fire Department says 11 day care kids and two adults were walking along Mississippi River Boulevard late Wednesday morning when they were attacked by a swarm of bees.

One young girl was stung at least 30 times, and taken to the hospital after the attack, according to St. Paul Fire Marshall Steve Zaccard.

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“It wasn’t life threatening, she didn’t seem to be suffering shock,” Zaccard said. “But by the sheer number of stings we took her to the hospital to be examined.”

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Adam Carter Reports

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Zaccard says emergency crews that responded to the scene were also stung.

He says it’s the same area where a woman fell off the bluff about a month ago.  In that case, rescue workers were also stung by aggressive bees.

Zaccard says the parks department has been notified. As for the kids, Zaccard says it was quite a traumatic experience.

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“It must have been horrible.  They’re going to be scared of bees for the rest of their lives.”