Carryout on Middle Sugarloaf Mountain

Fish and Game officers and volunteers from Pemi Valley Search and Rescue Team carry an injured man off Middle Sugarloaf Mountain in Bethlehem on July 13.

A 69-year-old New York man was rescued from the summit of Middle Sugarloaf Mountain in Bethlehem after he suffered a knee injury Tuesday afternoon.

Charlie Valeska of Rochester, N.Y., told rescuers he felt his knee pop as he reached the summit and he could not bear weight on it, according to a news release from the Fish and Game Department.

Fish and Game conservation officers and volunteers from the Pemi Valley Search and Rescue Team reached the injured man just before 5:30 p.m., and carried him in a litter to the trailhead on Zealand Road. A family member met him there and took him for medical treatment.

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