Prince William helped to save a drowning teenager yesterday, proving that there are such things as knights in shining armor.
The Duke of Cambridge, a Royal Air Force pilot, answered a distress call with his team after a 13-year-old girl and her 16-year-old sister were caught in a riptide off the coast of Anglesey (where Will and Kate live). The older teenager had swam out to pull her sister out of danger, but she nearly drowned before the duke swooped in with his RAF Sea King helicopter, according to The Telegraph.
It took Prince William and his crew a mere 38 seconds to reach the drowning teenager (Will piloted while his crew pulled the girl out from the water). Master Aircrew Harry Harrison was on the scene with Prince William and gave this description to BBC:
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 its 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.Looks like we have some real heroes in our midst -- cue the swooning. The 16-year-old teen must have been enormously grateful to have been rescued, but we're pretty sure that Prince William's involvement was a huge added bonus. This will definitely be a story for the grandchildren...
Even though there are no pictures from the rescue, here are some shots of Prince William in his helicopter to give you a sense of how dreamy he is in uniform.
In this image made released by Britain's Ministry of Defence image shows a Friday June 1, 2012 of Britain's Prince William at RAF Valley in Anglesey Wales. (AP Photo/ SAC Faye Storer, MOD)
In this image made released by Britain's Ministry of Defence shows a Friday June 1, 2012 image of Britain's Prince William in the cockpit of a helicopter at RAF Valley in Anglesey Wales. (AP Photo/ SAC Faye Storer, MOD)
This is a Ministry of Defence handout image of Britain's Prince William and his crew take off for their first sortie from the Mount Pleasant Complex, in the Falkland Islands Saturday Feb. 4, 2012, part of his six week deployment to the Islands. (AP Photo/Sgt Andy Malthouse, MoD)
This is a Ministry of Defence handout image of Prince William , left, prepares for his first sortie with a crew member at Mount Pleasant Complex in the Falkland Islands Saturday Feb. 4, 2012, part of his six week deployment to the Islands. (AP Photo/Sgt Andy Malthouse, MoD)
March 31 2011 file photo of the Duke of Cambridge at the controls of a Sea King helicopter. Britain's Ministry of Defence has said that Prince William has arrived Thursday Feb. 2 2012 in the Falklands for a tour duty as an RAF search and rescue pilot. (AP Photo/ John Stillwell/PA File)
In this July 4, 2011 file photo, Britain's Prince William heads toward a Sea King helicopter for a training exercise, in Dalvay-by-the-Sea, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Prince William joined a frantic rescue mission Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, after a cargo ship sank in the Irish Sea, leaving several crew members still missing. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, file)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge takes part in helicopter manouvres called 'water birding' across Dalvay lake on July 4, 2011 in Charlottetown, Canada. The newly married Royal Couple are on the fifth day of their first joint overseas tour. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)
In this image provided by the Ministry of Defence, Prince William takes the controls of a Sea King helicopter on April 14, 2011 in Holyhead, Wales. (MoD Crown Copyright/ Getty Images)
In a file picture taken on April 1, 2011 Prince William looks on as Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves after being shown a Sea King helicopter during a visit to RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales. (ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2nd R) is shown a Sea King helicopter by her grandson Prince William (R) during a visit to RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales on April 1, 2011. (ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
(From L to R) Sergeant Ed Griffith, Britain's Prince William, Flight Lieutenant Alan Connor and winch operator Sergeant Paul Jones pose in front of their Sea King helicopter at RAF Valley in Anglesey, north Wales, after a training exercise at nearby Holyhead Mountain, on March 31, 2011. (JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)