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UMass Student Rescued after Falling at Mount Sugarloaf

SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Crews have rescued a 20-year-old UMass student after he fell off of Mount Sugarloaf.

Deerfield Police say the victim was hiking with other members of his fraternity, when he stepped too close to a cliff face and slipped.

According to Greenfield Fire Chief Michael Winn, the man, who fell around 4:30 Saturday afternoon, fell between 60 and 100 feet off the east side of the range.

Mutual aid was been called in from Greenfield, Turners Falls, and Amherst to help with the operation.

Just after 6:30 p.m., emergency crews brought the man to safety and to an awaiting ambulance.

The victim is now conscious and is being treated at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. There’s no information yet on the man’s identity but officials say he has non-life threatening injuries.

(Viewer Photo, submitted by Val)

(Viewer Photo, submitted by Val)

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