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Prince William And Daring Rescue

December 6, 2011 by staff 

Prince William And Daring RescuePrince William And Daring Rescue, Prince William joined a frantic search and rescue mission Sunday after a cargo ship sank in the Irish Sea, leaving several members of the Russian crew missing. The second in line to the British throne, who is a Royal Air Force helicopter pilot and known professionally as Flight Lt. William Wales, was aboard an aircraft which rescued two crew members early Sunday, after their vessel’s hull cracked in gale force winds off the coast of north Wales.

Britain’s defense ministry said William had been co-pilot of the helicopter, which carried two people back to his base RAF Valley, on the Welsh island of Anglesey.

Authorities said five people remain missing after the Cook Islands-registered Swanland cargo ship, which had eight people on board and was carrying thousands of tons of limestone, sent a mayday call.

Holyhead Coastguard said one body had been recovered from the sea.

Searches on Monday failed to find five others who remain missing.

“We know that you took an active part in the rescue and the two seamen were saved thanks to your selfless effort under the bad weather conditions,” Russian ambassador Alexander Yakovenko told William in a letter.

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