It wasn't a run of the mill rescue for the ski patrol at Saddleback Mountain this weekend - but - it was a rescue nonetheless.
Mountain officials got word that an ailing loon was in trouble on one of the mountain's trails on Saturday.
Ski patrol was able to capture the loon, place it into a plastic crate and transport it by snowmobile to the base lodge.
Wardens from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife assessed the loon's condition and decided it was well enough to be released.
The crew took it to an area of open water on the Rangeley River and set if free.
Turns out it was the only rescue of the day for the ski patrol.