Sunday, 27 November 2011

Princely Rescue Mission

Prince William helped lead rescue efforts for eight sailors on board a cargo ship which sank in a storm off the coast of north Wales.

The Duke of Cambridge, a flight lieutenant in the Royal Air Force, co-piloted an RAF Sea King helicopter which lifted two crew members from the Swanland to safety in the early hours of Sunday.

The body of one of their fellow seamen was later recovered from the Irish Sea amid gale force winds after the vessel’s hull split in half off the Llyn Peninsula.

HRH's rescue helicopter crew managed to lift the two survivors to safety after the captain sent out a Mayday shortly after 2am. 

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