Prince William of Wales Helped in the Snowdon Search and Rescue Operations

By on Nov 21, 2010 in Current Events, Europe, World Comments
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Two days after he announced his engagement to Kate Middleton, Prince William of Wales helped in the rescue efforts in Snowdon in North Wales on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 1330 GMT, according to international news sites. The Prince William-Kate Middleton royal engagement was announced last Tuesday.

According Wikipedia, Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and described it as “probably the busiest mountain in Britain.”

Prince William helped in the rescue efforts on Greg Watkins, a walker who collapsed after suffering from chest pains due to stormy weather. Watkins, a gym worker of  Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, got stuck in about 3,000ft (914m) up Wales‘ highest peak.

The search and rescue operations was carried out by Prince William using an RAF Sea King helicopter. Prince William, 28, is a search and rescue pilot based at RAF Valley in North Wales.

Last October, Prince William also helped in the rescue of a seriously ill 52-year-old man in a gas rig in Morecambe Bay.

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