- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Responders have rescued two elk that fell through the ice of a pond near a Colorado resort town, but a third elk didn’t survive.

A homeowner discovered the animals in the pond near Aspen on Monday morning. Firefighters worked with Colorado wildlife officers to cut a channel in the ice leading the shore and pull them out.

Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Alex Burchetta says the elk were in the frigid water for at least an hour and a half, and the two survivors were very tired by the time they got out.

Temperatures were in the 20s during the rescue.

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