05 October 2010

Prince William Rescue Service

Prince William has performed his first rescue as an RAF pilot.

Britain's Prince William performed his first rescue since becoming qualified as a search-and-rescue pilot last month, the Royal Air Force (RAF) said Tuesday.
It happened Saturday after a crewman on an offshore gas rig became seriously ill, the RAF said.
William was the co-pilot of a four-man crew on an RAF Sea King helicopter that picked the crewman up from the accommodation rig next to the platform in Morecambe Bay, about 50 miles north of Liverpool.
They transferred the man to a helicopter landing site on land, where he was put on a waiting ambulance and taken to a nearby hospital, the RAF said.
'Prince William is pleased finally to be able to contribute to the life-saving work of the Search and Rescue Force,' a spokesman for the prince said. 'He is proud, after two years of intense training, to be able to serve in one of Britain's foremost emergency services.'

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