Brave Prince William "flies in 50mph winds with RAF crew" in attempt to rescue man who was blown into sea while walking the dog

Brave Prince William 'flies in 50mph winds with RAF crew' in attempt to rescue man who was blown into sea while walking the dogPrince William joined rescue operation from RAF Valley, AngleseyThe Duke flew Sea King helicopter in search for man swept off Blackpool pierPrince William was on a 24-hour 'readiness state' shift on New Year's Eve By Sara Malm PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 2 January 2013 While the world celebrated the coming of a new year, Prince William did his duty as a rescue pilot, braving force eight gale winds to join the search for a man swept off a pier in Blackpool. The Duke of Cambridge and three fellow Sea King crew members flew in from RAF Valley on Anglesey, North Wales to aid in the rescue operation to find a 41-year-old dog-walker who had been sent into the icy water by a wave.