A long-time employee of Hartford’s Camp Courant died Friday after bees stung him and he went into anaphylactic shock, according to the office of the chief medical examiner in Farmington.
The medical examiner ruled the manner of Walter Darden's death an accident and Farmington police said there is no criminal aspect to the case.
The incident occurred on the camp grounds in Farmington. Camp officials initially said they believed an insect sting was what caused the death and the medical examiner's office said Darden went into anaphylactic shock due to bee stings.
Police were dispatched to the medical call and firefighters and medical personnel treated him before police arrived. Farmington Emergency Services transported the worker to John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington where he later died.
“The Board and staff of Hartford’s Camp Courant are shocked and saddened by the unexpected death of a long-time staff member at the Camp’s location in Farmington this morning,” the camp’s interim director McKinley Albert said in a statement. “Our condolences go out to his family.”
An exterminator has been called out to inspect for insect nests and remove them if necessary.
No children were on the camp grounds during the incident.