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Thursday
Aug232012

Prince William Rescues Injured Hiker in Wales

Christopher Furlong - WPA Pool/Getty Images(ANGLESEY, Wales) -- While the world is abuzz over Prince Harry's partying naked in Las Vegas, his older brother, Prince William, is making headlines of his own, with his clothes fully on.

The 30-year-old Duke of Cambridge, who serves as a search-and-rescue pilot in the Royal Air Force (RAF), completed his second rescue in four days Monday when he helped pull an injured Canadian hiker from the coast of Anglesey, Wales.

Darlene Burton, 58, of Barrie, Ontario, was completing a 10-day hike around the island of Anglesey when she slipped on a rock and broke her left leg, Canada's Globe and Mail reported.

Her husband, Lawrence Oakley, flagged down a local fisherman who called for help but the paramedics who responded to the scene were not able to help her, he told the paper.

Paramedics called in the RAF to help and Prince William piloted the RAF Sea King helicopter to the rescue.

"They all know up here that that's his job," Oakley told the Globe and Mail by phone from the hospital in Bangor where Burton was taken. "He assisted in helping Darlene when they moved the stretcher out [of the helicopter]."

Burton underwent surgery to repair multiple fractures to her leg, Oakley told the paper.

William piloted a rescue mission last Thursday to save a 16-year-old girl who had been swept out to sea off the coast of Silver Bay in Anglesey. The girl and her 13-year-old sister had been body-boarding in the water when they were caught on a riptide. The older girl remained stranded in the water until an RAF rescue helicopter captained by the prince came to her rescue and pulled her safely to shore.

Prince William became an RAF search-and-rescue captain in May. His No. 22 Squadron is based in Anglesey, close to where the rescues took place and where he and wife, Kate Middleton, have set up home.

William was forced to miss the Closing Ceremony of the London Olympics earlier this month, leaving his wife and Prince Harry to fulfill his official role, because of his RAF duties.

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Sunday
Nov272011

Prince William Co-Pilots Irish Sea Rescue Mission

Ben Stansall/WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Duke of Cambridge was in action early Sunday morning as he helped rescue Russian seamen after their cargo vessel sank in the Irish Sea off the coast of North Wales.

BBC News reports that Prince William, who also holds the title as Flight Lt. William Wales in the Royal Air Force, co-piloted the mission that was launched shortly after responded to a mayday call around 2 a.m.  that reported a ship was hit by an "enormous wave" off the North Wales coast.

Two men were saved early Sunday morning. One person died and five are still missing, according to BBC News.

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