Prince William to the Rescue: Wills Saves Russian Sailors from Shipwreck

Prince William is more than just a ceremonial ornament: He's currently trying to save the lives of some shipwrecked Russian sailors.

Prince William to the Rescue: Wills Saves Russian Sailors from Shipwreck

 Prince William is more than just a ceremonial ornament: He’s currently trying to save the lives of some shipwrecked Russian sailors.

-Lucia Peters

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Prince Harry might be living it up in Vegas and Hollywood while he’s Stateside undergoing Apache helicopter training, but Prince William is still hard at work back home. Early on Sunday morning, Wills, who serves as Flight Lt. William Wales in the Royal Air Force, helped run a four-man rescue mission to save a group of Russian sailors whose cargo ship sank in the Irish Sea. Go Wills!

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According to People, the cargo vessel Swanland went down off the coast of North Wales when its hull cracked due to bad weather. William and his crew responded to the mayday call at 2am and found two life rafts and debris at the scene. Two men were clinging to the liferafts; William’s crew was then able to rescue them, airlifting them to William’s base on the Welsh island of Anglesey

Unfortunately many of the sailors are still missing. Coast guard spokesman Jim Green said in a statement to the BBC, “We are very concerned for the safety of the other six crew members. We know that at least some of them are wearing immersion suits and have strobe lighting with them, however sea conditions are challenging at best.”

The search for the remaining men is ongoing; here’s hoping William and his team can save the day!

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.

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