Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mountain Medical Aid

We would like to thank the members of the Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Department and other rescue workers who responded to a medical aid call at the Observatory yesterday.

Not being able to help, at least I was able to capture some pictures of firetrucks with the dome of the Hale Telescope.

Mercy Air was called in to get the patient to the hospital quickly, that gave me a chance to catch the helicopter, Hale Telescope dome and a halo around the sun all in one shot.

We certainly hope for a speedy recovery for the patient and are glad to have such fine help close at hand.


Anonymous said...

I guess the helicopter ride is a much faster..(and safer) way down the mountain than all the curves along S6!

Anonymous said...

The patient is recovering quite well, thank you to all of the rescue workers!

Scott Kardel said...

That is wonderful news!