Rescue 116 : Irish Coastguard Helicopter lost at Sea.

On Tuesday 14th March 2017 at approximately 01:00 hours Rescue 116, the Irish Coastguard Helicopter lost contact coming into refuel during a rescue operation of the coast of Mayo in the Republic of Ireland.

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was taken to hospital on Tuesday after being found in a critical condition by RNLI crew.

The three other crew on board have been named as Chief Pilot Mark Duffy and winchmen Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith.

RIP Rescue 116 – Absolute Heroes.

Rescue 116 Irish Coastguard
Rescue 116 Irish Coastguard
Rescue 116 Irish Coastguard
Rescue 116 Irish Coastguard
Rescue 116 Irish Coastguard
Rescue 116 Irish Coastguard

 

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