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Prince William rescues two hikers... again

Posted By Kristen Butler, UPI.com   |   March 1, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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The 30-year-old Duke of Cambridge helicoptered to the rescue of two stranded hikers this week in the mountainous Snowdonia region of north Wales.

The two hikers, said to be in their 40s and 50s, had been reported missing on Monday after they failed to contact a friend who had been expecting their call.

According to the Daily Mirror, rescuers was dispatched to search for the pair forced to camp in freezing conditions. Prince William was reportedly alerted once the hikers were located and flew in to bring them to safety.

The British royal has served as a search-and-rescue pilot in the RAF since September 2010.

This happy rescue comes after an unsuccessful New Year's operation when a man was swept to sea while walking his dog along the coast.

Last August, Prince William headlines after rescuing an injured Canadian hiker from the Anglesey coast. That same month, he piloted a mission to save a pair of teen girls who had been swept out to sea while body-boarding off the coast of Anglesey. It reportedly took Prince William and his helicopter only 38 seconds to arrive at the scene. At the time, the RAF called the mission one of its "fastest and shortest operations."

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