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Prince William's third RAF rescue a week after wedding

Prince William inside a search and rescue helicopter
Image caption Prince William inside a search and rescue helicopter

The Duke of Cambridge has been involved in another rescue in Snowdonia, exactly a week after his wedding.

Prince William was among the crew of a rescue helicopter from RAF Valley on Anglesey who saved a 46-year-old man stranded on Tryfan mountain on Friday.

The man had tumbled a short distance near the summit and it is believed he had dislocated his shoulder.

The prince's helicopter was also involved in other two rescues in Snowdonia on Wednesday.

In Friday's rescue on Tryfan, the injured man, who was with two other climbers, was flown to hospital in Bangor, Gwynedd.

His two companions were escorted down by members of Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team.

Prince William was also among the crew of an RAF helicopter who flew to the aid of a 70-year-old walker on Wednesday night, who is said to have suffered a heart attack on the 2,946ft (898m) Lliwedd mountain.

After flying him to hospital in Bangor, the crew returned and airlifted four men off Snowdon after one suffered vertigo.

The men, thought to be police officers from the West Midlands and in their 20s, were walking at 3,560ft (1,085m) on Crib Goch when one became unwell.

They were airlifted down from the narrow ridge in an area known as Crib-y-Ddysgyl - the scene of previous tragedies.

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