Reports: William 'led rescue mission to save teenagers'

Prince William last night led a rescue mission to save two teenage girls who were swept out to sea off the Welsh coast, according to reports.

Prince William at the controls of a Sea King helicopter during a training exercise at Holyhead Mountain. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Archive

The 16 and 13-year-olds were caught on a riptide while body-boarding off Cymyran Beach, Rhosneigr, but were winched to safety by the Duke of Cambridge's colleagues while he flew the RAF Sea King helicopter.

Winchman, Master Aircrew Harry Harrison, told the Daily Mirror: “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.”