Prince’s helicopter rescue of West Sussex man

A MIDHURST judge, who suffered a heart attack, was rescued recently from a mountain in Snowdonia by a search and rescue team which included Prince William.

Nick Barnett (70), an extremely experience hill walker, who has trekked in the Himalayas, had been walking in North Wales with his son Giles (31), an army officer. He became ill on 2,946 ft Y Lliwedd last week while tackling the Snowdon Horseshoe.

His son raised the alarm and Llanberis mountain rescue team came to help him, along with the RAF search and rescue team in their Sea King helicopter from RAF Valley in Anglesey, north Wales.

Prince William was at the controls of the helicopter and was later praised for his piloting skills which enabled Judge Barnett to be taken to hospital at Ysbyty, Bangor, within the crucial hour of suffering the attack.

For full story see West Sussex Gazette May 11