Prince to the rescue
Written by ACM   
Friday, 24 August 2012
It was a really awkward place for the paramedics to work on her,” said Mr. Oakley. "But it was high and clear enough for a helicopter to bring more help.

A Royal Air Force Sea King helicopter was called in to transfer Ms. Burton to a hospital, which is when the couple learned the prince was the pilot.

They all know up here that that’s his job,” said Mr. Oakley by phone from a hospital in Wales. “He assisted in helping Darlene when they moved the stretcher out (of the helicopter).”

Ms. Burton was flown to the hospital in Bangor, where she underwent surgery. She had multiple fractures to her left leg and a plate had to be put in it. She was expected to leave the hospital as early as Wednesday.

Mr. Oakley said a Good Samaritan who helped him and his wife offered him a place to stay while his wife is in hospital. The couple is scheduled to return to Canada on Sunday.

Prince William has been a search-and-rescue pilot with the British Royal Air Force since September 2010.

The rescue comes less than a week after William flew a helicopter rescue crew to save a 16-year-old girl in the sea off Anglesey.

[A report from The Globe and Mail published Tuesday, Aug. 21 2012}See More