A Valley Center man who died after being stung by wasps in his yard March 6 succumbed to an allergic reaction to their venom, the Medical Examiner’s Office reported Monday.

San Diego County home of Medical Examiner’s Office. Image from sdcounty.ca.gov

Bruce Umland, 65, was working on his Montanya Drive property when the insects attacked him shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday, according to the county agency.

Umland died at the scene about a half-hour later, despite medics’ attempts to save his life.

An autopsy determined that the cause of death was anaphylaxis, with hypertensive cardiovascular disease a contributing factor.

 –City News Service

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