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Prince William leads rescue of teenage girls
Aug 17, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Prince William led the rescue team which saved the lives of two teenage girls in Anglesey yesterday (16.08.12).
The royal - who qualified as a search and rescue pilot in September 2010 and gained his captaincy with the Royal Air Force in June - helped to rescue the girls who were described as 'exhausted' after being caught on a riptide while body-boarding off the coast of Wales.
Winchman, Master Aircrew Harry Harrison told the Daily Mirror newspaper: 'When I got to her, the elder girl was clearly exhausted and was going under the water for what was the very last time.
'We never know what we'll face when we're called out.
'Sometimes it's just a twisted ankle or a broken bone, but this was one rescue where we truly did arrive in the nick of time and managed to save two young lives.'
The rescue was uneventful with those involved revealing it took place in a remarkable 38 seconds.
Co-pilot Flight Lieutenant Smith said: 'This was a remarkably swift rescue, taking around 38 seconds from take-off until we arrived on scene.'
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