#1 Prince William Joins Rescue Effort After Ship Sinks in Irish Sea11-27-2011, 08:11 PM
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.
Shipwrecked, and then personally saved by the Prince of England?In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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