A woman who nearly died after being stung by bees 700 times has spoken out after the horror attack her neighbor caught on camera.
Linda Briggs, 74, was caught amid a swarm of bees outside her home on the afternoon of June 28.
She recalled standing outside her home in California when the bees attacked.
“I get up to walk up to them because they got closer and I didn’t want to go into my house and open the door and let them in, and the dogs are usually right there,” Briggs told the local outlet in Los Angeles KTLA.
“I had this towel and I was hitting and swinging it around to distract her.”
But the neighbor caught the attack on camera and followed Briggs as she stumbled to her car before being overtaken by the crush.
As Briggs fell to the ground, the neighbor came running.
“I ran over there and tried to help her, tried to hose her down, but they started attacking me,” the neighbor told KTLA.
“So I ran into the neighbor’s garage and then ran back out to get my phone and that’s when I called 911.”
Briggs happened to be wearing long sleeves and pants to protect himself from the bees.
Firefighters who arrived at the scene sprayed Briggs, her home and the surrounding areas with water and foam, KTLA reported.
Around 700 spikes were subsequently recovered from Briggs.
“The next day everything — the skin, my neck, my chin — was all sensitive,” Briggs said.
Many of the first responders were also stung.
It was later discovered that about 100,000 bees lived in the walls of Briggs’ house.
“People said it was really lucky,” Briggs said.
“That some people died from it and that I had a lot of poison in me. If I were stung again, it could be fatal.
“I was very lucky that I didn’t die.”
A GoFundMe was formed to assist Briggs in removing the bees from her home.
The fundraiser’s description said that more than 1,000 spikes were pulled from Briggs.