HOLYHEAD, Wales -- Britain's coast guard said it recovered a body from the Irish Sea on Sunday after a ship sank during gale-force winds, as it emerged that Prince William was among the emergency rescue crew.

The Duke of Cambridge was co-pilot in a four-man crew that carried out the initial rescue operation, saving two men from the Irish Sea overnight. Five people are still missing from the Swanland cargo vessel.

The two men were airlifted to safety and taken to Royal Air Force (RAF) station Valley in Anglesey, northwestern Wales.

"I haven't got much information on their condition, but I have heard that they are OK," a spokeswoman for the Holyhead Coastguard said.

A mayday call was sent out from the vessel at around 2:00 a.m. local time from 20 miles northwest of the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales, after the hull cracked.
That would be one hell of a story to tell your kids one day.

Shipwrecked, and then personally saved by the Prince of England?