Prince William of Wales
, who recently got engaged to long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton
, helped save a man
suspected of suffering from a heart attack
in the midst of stormy weather
, Spot.PH reports
. The prince, a Royal Air Force search and rescue pilot, flew a helicopter up Mount Snowden
as part of a four-man crew to save gym worker Greg Watkins, says AFP
“If it wasn't for him and the rest of his crew, I'd be dead,” Watkins told the Sunday Mirror
. “Hearing his helicopter getting nearer and nearer was the best sound I've ever heard. He and his crew saved my life. He'd probably say he was just doing his job but, to me, he and his crew are heroes.
The weather was appalling up on that mountain. How he managed to get the helicopter so close defies belief.” He added, “I feel lucky to be alive but even luckier to have been rescued by the future king
Prince William isn’t the lone hero among celebrities here and abroad. Find out what acts of courage other stars have done b
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