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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

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# rescue 116
Over 100 boats to search for missing Rescue 116 crew
It’s thought that local knowledge of tides and currents will be crucial in the search effort.
# North Mayo
Major search operation to begin Saturday for missing Rescue 116 crew
The Coast Guard, the LÉ Ciara and local fishermen will be involved in the search over the weekend.
# rescue 116
Wreckage of Rescue 116 brought ashore
The helicopter crashed three weeks ago while preparing to refuel at Blacksod, County Mayo.
# in it together
'We'll do it as long as it takes': Massive community effort to feed Rescue 116 search teams
Groups from all over the country are sending food to the local co-op near Blacksod.
# Coast Guard
'We need those boys home': Sister of missing Rescue 116 crewman appeals for search help from fishermen
Orla Smith – whose brother Ciarán Smith remains missing – said that she and her family were trying to stay as strong as possible.
# Search
Wreckage of Rescue 116 recovered but no sign of missing crew members
Crew members Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith are still missing.
# Mayo
Search teams will attempt to lift wreckage of Rescue 116 today
The location of Paul Ormsby (53) and Ciarán Smith (38) remains unknown.
# rescue 116
'Paralysed with grief, we have lost one of God's finest creatures' - funeral of Captain Mark Duffy takes place
The funeral service for the Coast Guard helicopter pilot took place this morning in his hometown of Blackrock, Co Louth.
Funeral of Rescue 116 Captain Mark Duffy to take place tomorrow
The body of Mark Duffy was recovered on Sunday.
# rescue 116
Rescuers will try to lift the wreckage of Rescue 116 from the sea today
The body of Captain Mark Duffy was recovered from the wreckage of the downed aircraft over the weekend.
# Co-Pilot
Body recovered from Rescue 116 wreckage identified as Captain Mark Duffy
The Coast Guard member’s body was recovered from the wreckage and brought ashore today.
# blacksod
Body of captain Mark Duffy found in wreckage of Rescue 116
The body has not been brought ashore.
# Coast Guard
Hopes that dives to wreckage of Rescue 116 can begin today
Favourable weather conditions are expected this morning which will allow divers to reach the wreckage of the helicopter beneath the water.
# rescue 116
R116 investigation hampered by poor weather
Wreckage of the fuselage of the helicopter was discovered in 40 metres of water close to Black Rock lighthouse yesterday morning.
# rescue 116
Wreckage of Coast Guard helicopter located off Mayo coast
A statement has been issued by investigators this afternoon.
# High Tech
Underwater device with cameras and grabbers used in search for Rescue 116
The high tech device gives investigators a better view of the crash site.
# black rock
Investigators have found additional wreckage of Rescue 116 in an area of interest
It’s now believed that the helicopter had no contact with any of the lighthouse or the building itself.
# rescue 116
Investigators say Rescue 116 could have hit rocks at lighthouse
Up to now, the focus of the investigation has been on Black Rock lighthouse.
# blacksod
No dives as weather disrupts search for Rescue 116
Captain Mark Duffy, winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman Ciarán Smith remain missing.
# rescue 116
Miscommunication over severity of fisherman's injury responsible for last journey of R116
It was thought the fisherman had lost his entire hand, instead it was just the tip of his thumb which was severed.
'Captain, colleague, daughter, sister, mum, friend and hero' - Captain Dara Fitzpatrick is laid to rest
Her funeral mass took place at St Patrick’s Church in Glencullen in Dublin.
# rocky island
In 'hostile conditions', searchers find section of Coast Guard helicopter on Black Rock
No impact marks of significance have been found on the island, the chief investigator said.
# rescue 116
Rescue 116: Search for Coast Guard flight recorder gets underway
Today is the third day of the search for the three missing crew members.
# rescue 116
'We thanked them for the family members which they lent to this nation' - Anxious wait for news of Rescue 116
Shane Ross spoke softly of the families being “devastated”.
# coastguard pilot
Dara Fitzpatrick's family pay tribute to her, saying 'We'll raise Fionn as she wanted'
“She loved her job because she loved helping people. That sounds trite but it was true.”
# Mayo
Rescue 116: Black box homing beacon detected in search for missing crew
Search teams are looking for three missing crew men.
# blacksod
'You hang on to a thread of hope but are fearful' - The search for Rescue 116
Three crew members are yet to be recovered.
# rescue 116
Searches continue for missing Coast Guard crew Mark Duffy, Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith
Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was recovered earlier but she died shortly afterwards.
# Balbriggan
Watch: Dramatic moment five fishermen rescued from sinking trawler this morning
The vessel ran aground off the coast at Balbriggan early this morning.
# Rescue
Coast Guard made to wait 25 minutes for ambulance, gave up and transported patient to hospital in jeep
The Coast Guard helicopter had rescued a man in his 70s, suffering from “severe hypothermia”, from a beach in north Dublin.
# george manson
Coast guard helicopter and garda dog teams join search for missing 76-year-old man
The search is focusing on a remote area of the Wicklow Mountains near Kilbride.
# Search and Rescue
Large scale search off Howth Head stood down due to fading light
An angler reported seeing a person in the water earlier this evening. A multi-craft rescue effort was launched, but later called off for the evening.