Injured bear cub rescued north of Lake Tahoe

An injured bear cub is on the mend north of Lake Tahoe thanks to some help from local volunteers and police in Truckee, Calif.

Police said the 6-month-old cub apparently had been hit by a car more than a week ago and sustained a broken leg.

Several Truckee residents had reported the cub in their neighborhood this week, and on Thursday they spotted it up a tree.

With help from Truckee police, Dave Baker of the Truckee Bear League climbed the tree and was able to lower the cub to the ground where it was placed in a crate.

KRNV-TV in Reno reported the cub was recovering at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, where it underwent surgery Friday morning to repair two broken bones.