This is so terrifying.
A 23-year-old man died Thursday morning after being stung over 1,000 times by a swarm of attacking bees, according to Maricopa County, Arizona officials.
Alex Bestler was hiking with a female friend just before 9:00 a.m. at Usery Mountain Park in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa when, without warning, a swarm of bees descended upon him and began relentlessly stinging.
His friend was able to run to the safety of a bathroom, and from there she ran to call for help — but Bestler had already been overtaken by the swarm at that point.
Even the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office seemed surprised at the sudden attack: