DailyMail.com Reporter June 6, 2016
A man who was attacked by a massive swcarm of bees in Arizona and stung over 1,000 times believes that his life was saved by his pacemaker.
Albert Katanov, 47, said that he was house hunting with his son in Phoenix on May 26 when he was suddenly overcome by bees.
Firefighters that were called to the scene said they found seven hives attached to the home.
Katanov was stung more than 1,000 times, suffered an allergic reaction and lost consciousness, WGN TV reported.
Before collapsing, Katanov made it to a house across the street looking for help, screaming out that he was not breathing.
He was rushed to hospital and was lucky to survive the attack.
Katanov suffererd a cardiac arrest in November and was fitted with a pacemaker, and doctors believe it was the pacemaker that saved him.
They checked the device and worked out it had shocked Katanov seven times.
'When I got to the hospital, they said his pacemaker kind of saved him. Because his body went into shock,' his son, Rubin Katanov, told WGN.