Prince William rescues sick crewman from UK offshore gas rig

PRINCE William rescued a seriously-ill crewman from an offshore gas platform, the Royal Air Force said in a statement today.

The second-in-line to the British throne was a co-pilot in a four-man crew of an RAF Sea King helicopter which rescued the man from a gas production platform in Morecambe Bay, off the northwest coast of England, on Saturday.

Prince William then co-piloted the flight back to land where the ill crewman was met by a waiting ambulance and taken to the hospital.

A spokesman said: “Prince William is pleased finally to be able to contribute to the lifesaving work of the Search and Rescue Force.

“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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