Friday, December 02, 2022

Allergy sufferer experienced wasp sting while hiking

Shock in the mountains: A woman with allergies is bitten by a wasp – and nearly falls. Thanks to a traveler, he can be saved.

Rega had to be saved after a woman with allergies was bitten by a wasp. – nine.cho


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  • A hiking drama took place on the Stockhorn in the Bernese Oberland on Wednesday.
  • A 75-year-old woman suffering from allergies was bitten by a wasp and she collapsed.
  • His companions were not able to call for help initially as there was no network.

It was supposed to be a leisurely day of hiking – but the mountain hike turned into a play for an allergy sufferer.

Early on a Wednesday afternoon, a 75-year-old hiker is on the Stockhorn in the Bernese Oberland with a group of 22 people. Destination: Nearby Pahari restaurant, with two tables reserved in advance.

But: He is bitten by a wasp, just above Oberokensi. Generally not too bad, only: the woman is allergic. Your body reacts immediately. Your eyes turn black, and your breath becomes breathless.

Lying on the ground, she still manages to take a pill against her wasp allergy. However, he doesn’t have the syringes he’ll need in the event of a sting.

there is no network to call rega

A shocked reporter wanders from the scene of the accident and looks at the scene. He reports: “A former doctor’s assistant from the canton of Bern, who had visited the woman, immediately recognized the gravity of the situation.”

Helper Sabine T.* later tells reporter: “The 75-year-old had stopped breathing and had a very low pulse. She was partially gone.”

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Then the drama comes to a head: The attendees try to call Rega – but the scene of the accident is in a dead zone. Only when another passenger joins them, who has it thanks to another telephone provider, is the air rescue service reached.

But the drama continues: The Rega helicopter fails to land on the first attempt. The area where the woman is lying is very inaccessible. With only a rope tool it can eventually be pulled up.

If the doctor’s assistant wasn’t there, a lot worse could have happened. – nine.cho

After a long period of worry, the woman is finally taken care of by the rescue team. “The rescuer told me: Had it not been recognized that the hiker was in mortal danger and that Rega should be alerted, she could have died,” reports the reporter.

At the request of, Regga confirmed the mission: “The crew deployed from Burn Base cared for the patient on site and was taken to the nearest appropriate hospital.” For patient safety reasons, she cannot say anything about how the woman is doing now.

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