A TERRIER got herself into big trouble after she ended up stranded on an island in the middle of an icy lake.
Three-year-old Molly was chasing ducks when she ran across frozen water to the island at Crow Nest Golf Club, Coach Road in Brighouse just after 11am this morning.
It sparked a full-scale water rescue with Brighouse firefighters donning full protective gear and launching a dinghy to reach her.
Molly’s owner David Parkinson from Brighouse said: "I think Molly was chasing ducks and ran out on the ice.
"She barked when I called her but couldn’t get back across the patches of icy water. I was relieved to see the blue lights of the fire service arrive."
The specialist water rescue team from Brighouse used an inflatable boat sled to reach the island but as firefighters landed, Molly jumped in the water.
Station Commander Andy Crowther said: "We had to act swiftly, wading into the water and breaking through patches of ice to pull Molly into the boat and back to dry land.
"The owner did exactly the right thing in calling for help and not attempting to rescue his dog.
"Never walk on frozen waterways, no matter how safe you believe they are. We have the equipment and skills to respond to emergencies."