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Prince William carries out mock rescue

Prince William rappelled down a rock face and guided a stretcher to safety as he helped to carry out a mock rescue on a Welsh mountain.Wearing a gray hard hat, the 23-year-old British prince descended a 200-foot rock face by rope on Monday, using his feet to steady himself.“You’re just waiting for me to fall over, aren’t you?” he joked with waiting photographers when he reached the bottom.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Prince William rappelled down a rock face and guided a stretcher to safety as he helped to carry out a mock rescue on a Welsh mountain.

Wearing a gray hard hat, the 23-year-old British prince descended a 200-foot rock face by rope on Monday, using his feet to steady himself.

“You’re just waiting for me to fall over, aren’t you?” he joked with waiting photographers when he reached the bottom.

William, who is second in line to the throne of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, is spending two weeks with the Royal Air Force Valley Mountain Rescue Team before he joins Sandhurst military academy.

The prince, who left St. Andrew’s University in Scotland this year with a degree in geography, was one of several novices using Holyhead Mountain in north Wales to practice emergency lifesaving skills.