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Ship sinks in Irish sea, Prince William leads rescue OP

Prince William has joined a Royal Air Force mission to rescue eight sailors on board a cargo ship, which sank in a storm in the Irish Sea on Sunday.

world Updated: Nov 28, 2011 00:26 IST

Prince William has joined a Royal Air Force mission to rescue eight sailors on board a cargo ship, which sank in a storm in the Irish Sea on Sunday.

The Duke of Cambridge, second in line to the UK throne, helped lead rescue efforts for sailors on board a cargo ship, which sank in a storm, off the coast of north Wales.

William, 29, co-piloted an RAF Sea King helicopter, which lifted two crewmembers from the Swanland to safety, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

The body of one of their fellow seamen was later recovered from the Irish Sea amid gale force winds after the vessel's hull split in half off the Llyn Peninsula.

Hopes were fading for five others, all understood to be Russian, after a life raft from the stricken ship was found on rocks on Bardsey Island.

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