Prince William Performs Mountain Rescue

Prince William Performs Mountain Rescue

Though he may be a Prince, William got his hands dirty as operational captain in the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force by flying to the aid of two stranded walkers on Tuesday (February 26).

Reportedly, the Duke of Cambridge took his helicopter to Snowdonia, North Wales to rescue a couple trapped in the Glyder Range mountains.

Noting the Prince”s aptitude, Chris Lloyd of Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue said, “The helicopter came about 1 a.m. to search the mountain which was quite difficult with patches of low cloud. Flying in the mountains at night with banks of low cloud requires great skill.”

Over the last six month, the 31-year-old royal has participated in at least four rescue missions, flying to the aid of shipwrecked Russians and stranded schoolgirls off the Welsh coast.