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Man allergic to bee stings attacked by wasps while kayaking in Hawaii

A man allergic to bee stings is attacked by wasps while kayaking in Hawaii. (NBC News)

Utah native Jake Shoff and his wife, Emily, take their three sons to vacation in Hawaii often, but until this week, had never kayaked the Hanalei River.

"We've always wanted to kayak the Hanalei River, to go up past the bridge and up into the animal reserve, the bird refuge up there," Jake said.

On Tuesday morning, the Shoffs rented a pair of kayaks from Kayak Hanalei.

On the trip back to the dock, Jake's kayak clipped a branch jutting over the water.

He accidentally hit a wasps nest.

"They started to swarm," he says. "A lot of them."

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