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Talk about a prince charming!
Prince William was called in to duty Thursday night when it was a reported that a school girl was drowning off the Welsh coast. The second-in-line to the British throne piloted a helicopter along with his Royal Air Force team to the location where the 16-year-old girl had been surfing and successfully winched her to safety.
"She had scrapes, was very cold, shocked and had swallowed water," one of the team members tells the U.K.'s Telegraph. "She had been in serious difficulties and was very lucky."
William, who was approved as an RAF pilot in May, then went to search for the girl's 13-year-old sister before being told she was already safe onshore. The sisters were taken to Bangor Hospital following the incident.
The Duke of Cambridge has been busy performing his duties for the air force in recent weeks, which is why he has been absent from a number of major events. William, 30, even had to miss the Olympics closing ceremony because he had been called away for duty. But the Telegraph is reporting that his superiors are trying to accommodate his royal schedule and might let him work as a part-time helicopter instructor so he doesn't have to work shifts that could take him away from his job as British royalty.
The RAF base that William reports to is based in Anglesey, which is the same town where he and wife Kate Middleton reside.