Prince William's New Year's Celebration: Royal Rescue Attempt at Sea

By: E News Email
By: E News Email

Prince William's New Year's plans were probably always going to be more impressive than yours. Turns out, they were probably a bit more heroic, too.

That's because Kate Middleton's future baby daddy spent the first day of 2013 piloting a search-and-rescue mission off the coast of England.

The coast guard confirmed to the BBC that while on duty for the Royal Air Force, Wills was called upon to pilot the RAF Sea King helicopter that was sent out to search for a 41-year-old Blackpool man who, while walking his dog along the coastline during gale-force winds, was swept to sea in the early morning hours of Jan. 1.

The royally manned helicopter provided the lighting necessary for the search teams to scan the surrounding waters off the coast of the Irish Sea. The mission lasted approximately 90 minutes.

Sadly, the missing man has not yet been located.

"We have covered every possible angle and it's now in the hands of the police," a spokesman for the coast guard said.

As for Kate, she reportedly spent her New Year's Day in a much more relaxed manner: at her parents' home.

Read more from E News


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-188
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 185428752 - kbtx.com/a?a=185428752
Gray Television, Inc.