In Aspen, 2 elk are rescued, 1 dies after breaking through ice on private pond

(Photo: Courtesy Pitkin County Sheriff)
<p>The Pitkin County Sheriff&#039;s department tweeted this photo of crews trying to rescue elk stuck in a frozen residential pond near Aspen.</p>

Two of three elk that broke through the ice and got stuck in a residential pond near Aspen were rescued Monday. One did not survive.

A string of tweets from the Pitkin County Sheriff shows how the rescue played out:

Aspen Fire assisting CO DOW to free three Elk stuck in a frozen residential pond outside Aspen.

ELK UPDATE: One Elk out of the frozen pond. Two left.

ELK UPDATE: All three Elk out of the pond. Sadly, one Elk did not survive. Aspen Fire & medics from Aspen Ambulance did an amazing job.