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Prince William was one of four men (from the Royal Air Force) who helped save the loves of a couple ofl Russian Seamen who were shipwrecked.
According to People,
Prince William helped save the lives of Russian seamen whose cargo vessel sank in the Irish Sea off the coast of North Wales early Sunday morning, according to various reports.
William, who serves as Flight Lt. William Wales in the Royal Air Force, was the co-pilot in the four-man rescue helicopter crew that responded to a mayday call that went out at approximately 2 a.m., when the vessel Swanland’s hull cracked in bad weather.
They saved two men early Sunday morning, airlifting them to safety at William’s base RAF Valley on the Welsh island of Anglesey. The body of one of Swanland’s crew has since been recovered and five are still missing.
“We know that at least some of [the missing] are wearing immersion suits and have strobe lighting with them,” Jim Green, a coastguard spokesman, said Sunday. “However, sea conditions are challenging at best.”
The men who were rescued were very happy with William and his crew, the Russian ambassador released a statement.
“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,” the Russian ambassador to the U.K., Alexander Yakovenko, wrote in a letter to the Duke of Cambridge posted on Russian Embassy’s website.
Yakovenko added: Let me express to you and your colleagues my deepest gratitude for saving the lives of the Russian citizens.”
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