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.
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