Monday, November 15, 2010 - 9:26am

Firefighters rescue an elderly beekeeper who fell on his bee hive, broke his hip, and escaped from the swarm into his frigid backyard pond.

It was a first for Woodinville, Washington firefighters Friday who rescued a man who had fallen into a pond and was surrounded by a swarm of bees.

The 70 year-old man was tending the bees, when he tripped, dislocated his hip, and caused the bee hive to topple over as he fell into the pond.

Luckily he was wearing a bee suit when he fell and was only stung a few times.

One firefighter was also stung during the rescue.

The 70 year old patient was an experienced beekeeper.

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