PALISADES RESERVOIR, Wyoming — Around two dozen people jumped into action Friday morning when a herd of elk suddenly fell through the ice at Palisades Reservoir.
The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. near the Alpine Feed Ground in Alpine, Wyoming. Temperatures were near 32 degrees when the animals suddenly dropped into the freezing water.
“I was headed into Jackson to go to work and I noticed a couple cars pulled over,” Dusty Jones told East Idaho News. “I looked off to the left and saw a couple of guys beating on the ice with a herd of elk right there in front of them.”
Jones ran down to the ice and called a friend to bring him a chainsaw. There were around a dozen elk in the frigid water, which Jones says measured 8-10 feet deep, and suddenly people started appearing to help.