Bruce (L) and River (R). A show-bred cocker spaniel was rescued from the icy grasp of a frozen fishing lake in Wakefield, thanks to his quick-thinking daughter raising the alarm. See SWNS story SWMRdog. Bruce the dog was out for a walk with puppy River, his thorough-bred daughter, on Wednesday afternoon when he decided to scamper across a frozen fishing lake at Green Lane, Horbury, before catapulting into the freezing water. The dog managed to get to the island at the centre of the lake - but it was thanks to River that help arrived quickly. The eight-month-old puppy alerted professional dog walker Sharon Skinner to the danger Bruce was in, and she immediately rang West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS), who were there in minutes. Firefighters have today praised her for ringing the emergency services rather than try and rescue him herself. This follows the shocking tragedy last weekend with the deaths of four young boys after they fell through frozen water in Solihull.