Teenager thanks Duke of Cambridge for ‘saving her life’
Channel 5 News sets up meeting between Prince William and Sharon West.
A teenager who was rescued by Prince William on duty as a search and rescue pilot last year met him today.
- Peter Lane reports:
In a meeting arranged by Channel 5 News, Sharon West told him: "I just wanted to thank you for rescuing me last year."
He answered: "No, not at all. I'm glad you made a full recovery.
“A lot of time you never meet up with anyone after you've done it.
“It's a team thing. It was about 38 seconds, I think, it was the fastest ever one we've done - it's a good job it was.”
William came to the girl's rescue when she was caught in a rip tide.
She told us: "He saved my life, and Squadron 22 as well, all of them together.
"He rescued me when I got swept out to sea. If he'd been a few seconds later I wouldn't be here today."