RESCUED BY A PRINCE: PRINCE WILLIAM RESCUES CLIMBER NATHAN WRIGHT WHO WAS INJURED AND UNCONSCIOUS AFTER HE FELL 300 FT. DOWN A NORTH WALES MOUNTAIN

Prince William rescues climber left unconscious and injured by 300ft plunge

 Royal rescue: The prince, Flt Lt Wales, was at the controls of the helicopter that winched injured climber Nathan Wright to safety

DailyMail PUBLISHED: 04:05 EST, 6 July 2013 |

Prince William came to the rescue of a climber who fell 300ft down a mountain in north Wales, it emerged yesterday.  

31-year-old Flight Lieutenant Wales, as he is known in the RAF, was flying the search and rescue helicopter sent to look for injured Nathan Wright.

After spotting Mr Wright, 20, lying unconscious on a steep bank in Snowdonia, an RAF colleague was lowered to the ground and attended to him.

 

All in a day's work: Prince William has been based at the RAF search and rescue headquarters in Anglesey for three and a half yearsAll in a day’s work: Prince William has been based at the RAF search and rescue headquarters in Anglesey for three and a half years

Mr Wright, a student from Maidstone in Kent, had broken his leg in several places and injured his arm. RAF colleagues winched him 200ft on to helicopter and he was airlifted him to Bangor Hospital.

 
He has had seven operations and has been transferred to Pembury Hospital in Kent where he will spend several weeks recovering.
Royal rescue: The prince, Flt Lt Wales, was at the controls of the helicopter that winched injured climber Nathan Wright to safetyRoyal rescue: The prince, Flt Lt Wales, was at the controls of the helicopter that winched injured climber Nathan Wright to safety

 Mr Wright, who was unaware of his royal flying the helicopter that rescued him, told the Daily Star: ‘I’m just very lucky to be alive.’

Squadron Leader David Webster from RAF Valley told the paper yesterday: ‘We never comment about whether Flight Lieutenant Wales has been at the controls.’

After three and a half years in Anglesey Prince William and Kate Middleton, whose first baby is expected this month, are due to move this summer and divide their time between Kensington Palace and Amer Hall on the Queen’s Sandringham estate.

 
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