Belfast Telegraph

Man dies within 30 minutes of wasp sting

By Geraldine Gittens

A 62-year-old man collapsed and died within half an hour of being stung on the lip by a wasp.

Fergus McGill (62), a father-of-one, from Convoy in Donegal died on Thursday afternoon, soon after he entered the White Horse Inn in the town.

The retired mechanic ordered a drink in the pub but he collapsed soon afterwards.

The local doctor came to the man’s aid soon after he collapsed. Paramedics also arrived on scene to help revive him.

Local councillor Liam Doherty said his death has come as a shock to the town

“He would have had underlying health issues, but he was active, he was always out and about in the town.”

“It was a big shock. He was well liked, he was well known. You’d often see him walking in the town.”

“To me, this might make people more aware of carrying an epipen. Hopefully it will make people aware that you can die from a wasp sting.”

Source Irish Independent

Irish Independent


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