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Firefighters save elk that fell into icy pond

Crews from Evergreen Fire Rescue were called out to an icy pond near Timbervale Drive Friday.

EVERGREEN, Colo. — Rescue crews in Evergreen were able to save an elk that fell through ice into a pond early Friday evening. 

In a tweet sent out by Evergreen Fire Rescue (EFG), rescuers can be seen rescuing an elk after it had wandered a little too close to the edge of the pond for a drink of water.

Initially, rescue crews had attempted to cut out a channel towards the shore so that it could get out on her own. However, the final decision was made to pull the elk out from where she was. 

EFG said once rescuers were able to pull it out, the elk paused for a bit before heading off its merry way. 

It is unknown how long the elk had been in the water.

With the winter season not yet over, Evergreen Fire Rescue is warning people to stay off the ice. If a pet runs out onto the ice, do not go after them. Call 911. The fire department said the people who saw the elk did the right thing. 


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