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Florida Man Blinded in One Eye, Loses 60lbs, After Fire Ants Swarm Over His Face: ‘This Is a Bad Way to Go Out’

A Florida Man has been left partially blind in a single eye and virtually 60 kilos lighter after fireplace ants swarmed his face when he collapsed in a car parking zone.

Clifford Rice landed between two automobiles whereas on responsibility as a safety guard on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium on September 8, based on a put up by St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

He was taken to the hospital, which has referred to as him the “Miracle Man,” greater than 7 hours after collapsing.

“Seventeen days ago Clifford Rice had a seizure while working as a security guard,” St. Joseph’s Hospital mentioned in a September 25 Facebook put up. “He collapsed between two parked automobiles and wasn’t found for greater than 7 hours.

“When he arrived at St. Joseph’s Hospital he was unresponsive, unable to breath on his personal, dangerously dehydrated, in organ failure and had in depth bodily accidents from extended publicity to the weather.

“His chance of survival was very low. But he defied the odds and today he was able to go home.”

Florida Man Blinded in One Eye, Loses 60lbs, After Fire Ants Swarm Over His Face: 'This Is a Bad Way to Go Out'
Clifford Rice pictured with St. Joseph’s Hospital employees after being handled after collapsing after a live performance on September 8. Facebook/St. Joseph’s Hospital

The hospital added that his collapse at work was the results of a seizure, and shared an image of employees posing with Rice whereas wishing him effectively in his restoration.

Speaking to Tampa Bay information outlet WFTS, Rice mentioned he was exhausted and looking for his automotive after a live performance by nation singer Tim McGraw when he collapsed.

“I wasn’t supposed to be alive. They had never seen anything like it before and, you know, I barely had any life left in me when I got [to the hospital],” the 49-year-old instructed ABC Action News WFTS.

He additionally mentioned he noticed the hearth ants “coming in a line” after he collapsed, including: “I was like, ‘wow, OK, this is a bad way to go out.'”

Rice went on to explain himself as “very fortunate” to have survived after he was left unable to name for assist when he dropped his cellphone.

He instructed WFTS that he awakened on the hospital partially blind in his left eye and having misplaced round 60 kilos.

In a separate incident, one other Florida man was struck useless by two automobiles shortly after being launched from an Orlando hospital, based on the New York Daily News, which added that Florida Highway Patrol was in search of a hit-and-run driver.

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