Boy OK after hornet attack in Harrison Hills Park
A 6-year-old boy was rescued from a ravine in Harrison Hills Park on Tuesday after he was stung multiple times by hornets.
Lonnie Cadamore was hiking with an uncle, James Cadamore of Brackenridge, on a trail near the Ox Roast Grove in Harrison Hills when the incident occurred, Harrison police Officer Doug Helgert said.
The pair came across a hornet's next and were attacked by the insects, Helgert said. Cadamore and the boy fled but not before the boy suffered multiple stings. Cadamore also suffered stings, according to his mother, Jane Cadamore of Fawn.
“The uncle attempted to carry him out of the woods and could make it only so far,” Helgert said. “They needed help because he was down in a ravine.”
Cadamore called for help on a cell phone, and emergency personnel from Citizens Hose EMS and Rescue and Harrison Hills Rescue responded, Helgert said. The ravine was at least 100 feet deep, and the boy had to be lifted out by emergency personnel using a Stokes basket and rope.
“He appeared to be OK; he was talking to everybody,” Helgert said.
“He's fine,” Jane Cadamore said of her grandson. She said he suffered about five or six stings on his hands and feet and lost a shoe.
She said he was treated at the scene and did not have to be hospitalized.
“He's all boy,” Jane Cadamore said. “They told him he didn't even have to go to T-ball practice, and he said, ‘I'm not going to let my team down.' He's at T-ball practice right now.”
Tom Yerace is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4675 or email@example.com.
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