Prince William is being hailed as a hero for his role in helping rescue a couple of stranded hikers in a freezing conditions. The RAF search and rescue helicopter was on duty Feb. 27 when he got the call about the couple stuck in Snowdonia, North Wales, Us Weekly reports. The couple, who is said to be in their 40’s or 50’s, had reportedly been hiking on the Morethe Glyde mountain range, but got stuck in a snow storm and couldn’t get off the mountain as it got dark.
The hikers had no cell phone signal and after spending the night on the mountain were found by ten members of the Ogwen Valley mountain rescue team. Prince William, who’s known as Flight Lieutenant Wales in the RAF, was then called in for the helicopter rescue. “The helicopter came about 1 a.m. to search the mountain which was quite difficult with patches of low cloud. Flying in the mountains at night with banks of low cloud requires great skill, ” Chris Lloyd of Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue, said.
Prince William is based at RAF Valley in Anglesey in Wales. He has yet to announce if he’ll remain with the RAF, if he’ll retire to take on full-time royal duties, or if he’ll transfer to another branch of the military in hopes of being closer to London where he and Kate Middleton will move later this year.