2 elk rescued, 1 killed after falling into residential pond in Aspen

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ASPEN, Colo. — Three elk fell into a residential pond in Aspen on Monday morning, killing one of them while the other two were rescued by emergency crews.

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, Aspen Fire and Colorado Parks and Wildlife worked to free the elk.

It’s not known how long the elk were in the pond. The sheriff’s office reported the situation just before 10 a.m.

A photo showed the elk stuck in the icy water with emergency crews working to free them.

Just before 10:30 a.m., the sheriff’s office said one of the elk had been freed and a short time later it reported the rescue of a second elk while the third one died.

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