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Prince William's new job got him involved in some serious business.
The royal began his new post as an East Anglian Air Ambulance pilot last month, and now we learn that Wills was working on an emergency flight that has since become involved in a murder investigation. The patient later succumbed to his injuries and his death is now the focus of an inquiry.
"William was the co-pilot that day," a spokesperson for East Anglian Air Ambulance told People. "Our new aircraft requires two pilots: a captain and a co-pilot. Together with the captain, he took the casualty to hospital."
The victim was reportedly 46-year-old Ricci Gallagher, who died from serious head wounds at the Royal London Hospital on Aug. 6, a week after Prince William helped transport him from his London home.
Essex Police have confirmed that Gallagher's home, which didn't have any electricity, was gutted by fire shortly before the incident occurred, according to reports.
Police officers and paramedics were called to the address on the morning of July 30 in response to claims a man had been injured. Prince William and his co-pilot arrived shortly afterward.
When he first took on the new gig, William explained that he hoped the new job would help make him a "grounded" person.
"For me it's a really important point to be grounded. I feel doing a job like this really helps me to be grounded and that's the core of what I'm trying to become," he said.
"I'm trying to be a good guy, to do what I can and trying to be a decent individual."