Prince William’s dramatic helicopter search for man blown into sea in 50mph gales – The Mirror

January 7, 2013

According to The Mirror:

A Sea King helicopter, with the 30-year-old Prince onboard, was scrambled from RAF Valley on Anglesey, north Wales, just a few hours in to the New Year.

The four-man helicopter crew battled 50 mile per hour winds while lifeboats crashed through five foot waves in the darkness – but they were unable to locate the man.

Prince William’s base at Anglesey was one of the RAF’s 12 coastal stations on round-the-clock duty throughout Christmas and New Year.

One RAF source said:” William is very much part of a team that regularly makes sacrifices to save lives.”

To read the entire article in The Mirror, please click here.

His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, RAF. Prince William is wearing the uniform of a flight lieutenant. Photo by Robert Payne.

His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, RAF. Prince William is wearing the uniform of a flight lieutenant. Photo by Robert Payne.

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