Prince William helped to rescue two Russian seamen whose cargo vessel sank in the Irish Sea off the coast of North Wales early Sunday morning.
Flight Lt. William Wales of the Royal Air Force, was co-pilot in a four-man rescue helicopter crew. The mayday call went out around 2 a.m. when the vessel Swanland‘s hull cracked in bad weather.
The crew was able to rescue two men airlifting them to safety at William’s base on the Welsh island of Anglesey. Unfortunately, the body of one seamen has been recovered and five men 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.”
Impressive work, Will and crew. Hope the others are found, too.