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article imagePrince William pilots helicopter rescue of Canadian hiker

By Darren Weir     Aug 22, 2012 in World
Bangor - Just four days after helping to rescue a drowning 16-year old girl off the coast of Wales, Prince William piloted a helicopter to rescue an injured Canadian hiker in Northern Wales.
The Globe and Mail says 58-year old Darlene Burton, from Barrie, Ontario, was airlifted to a hospital Monday in a helicopter piloted by the man who could be king.
Burton and her husband were hiking on an isolated trail along the Welsh coast, part of the Anglesey Island 10-day coastal walk, when she slipped on a rock and broke her leg. The Globe and Mail reports her husband was able to get some local fishermen to call for help. The rough terrain made it impossible to bring her out of the area on foot, so they called in the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue.
Burton's husband Lawrence Oakley tells The Globe and Mail that the Prince didn't just pilot the Sea King helicopter, “They all know up here that that’s his job.” “He assisted in helping Darlene when they moved the stretcher out (of the helicopter).”
Just last week, Prince William flew another helicopter rescue mission to save a girl from drowning, just off the Angelesy coast.
The Express reports the 16-year old was trying to help her younger sister who got caught up in the current. The Prince was nearby after a routine exercise in the area and was able to answer the distress call in less than a minute. He piloted the helicopter while the rescue crew pulled the teen to safety. Her 13-year old sister was rescued by a surfer and both girls were taken to hospital as a precaution.
This news also comes on the same day Prince William's younger brother Harry was making headlines for nude photos of him, that surfaced after a game of strip billiards, at a party in Las Vegas.
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