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# rescue-116 - Yesterday’s News

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# rescue-116 - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'We're gone': Final words of R116 crew released in preliminary report

The preliminary report recommends a review of “all route guides in use by its Search and Rescue helicopters in Ireland”.

# rescue-116 - Monday 10 April, 2017

Volunteers involved in search for Rescue 116 crewmen 'disgusted' to be charged toll

Carrick River Rescue claimed they were stopped and charged on the M7 toll after taking part in Rescue 116 search.

# rescue-116 - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Massive search fails to find Rescue 116 crewmen

Over 100 boats took to the waters on the northwest coast yesterday.

# rescue-116 - Saturday 8 April, 2017

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.

# rescue-116 - Thursday 6 April, 2017

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 - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Wreckage of Rescue 116 brought ashore

The helicopter crashed three weeks ago while preparing to refuel at Blacksod, County Mayo.

# rescue-116 - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

'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.

# rescue-116 - Monday 3 April, 2017

'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.

# rescue-116 - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Wreckage of Rescue 116 recovered but no sign of missing crew members

Crew members Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith are still missing.

# rescue-116 - Saturday 1 April, 2017

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 - Thursday 30 March, 2017

'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.

# rescue-116 - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Funeral of Rescue 116 Captain Mark Duffy to take place tomorrow RIP

Funeral of Rescue 116 Captain Mark Duffy to take place tomorrow

The body of Mark Duffy was recovered on Sunday.

# rescue-116 - Monday 27 March, 2017

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.

# rescue-116 - Sunday 26 March, 2017

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.

# rescue-116 - Friday 24 March, 2017

Body of captain Mark Duffy found in wreckage of Rescue 116

The body has not been brought ashore.

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 - Thursday 23 March, 2017

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 - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Wreckage of Coast Guard helicopter located off Mayo coast

A statement has been issued by investigators this afternoon.

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.

# rescue-116 - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

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 - Monday 20 March, 2017

Investigators say Rescue 116 could have hit rocks at lighthouse

Up to now, the focus of the investigation has been on Black Rock lighthouse.

No dives as weather disrupts search for Rescue 116

Captain Mark Duffy, winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman Ciarán Smith remain missing.

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.

# rescue-116 - Saturday 18 March, 2017

'Captain, colleague, daughter, sister, mum, friend and hero' - Captain Dara Fitzpatrick is laid to rest RIP

'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.

# rescue-116 - Friday 17 March, 2017

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 - Thursday 16 March, 2017

Rescue 116: Search for Coast Guard flight recorder gets underway

Today is the third day of the search for the three missing crew members.

'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”.

# rescue-116 - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Dara Fitzpatrick's family pay tribute to her, saying 'We'll raise Fionn as she wanted' Coastguard Pilot This post contains videos

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.”

Rescue 116: Black box homing beacon detected in search for missing crew

Search teams are looking for three missing crew men.

'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 - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

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.

# rescue-116 - Monday 30 January, 2017

Watch: Dramatic moment five fishermen rescued from sinking trawler this morning Balbriggan This post contains videos

Watch: Dramatic moment five fishermen rescued from sinking trawler this morning

The vessel ran aground off the coast at Balbriggan early this morning.

# rescue-116 - Saturday 2 January, 2016

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.

# rescue-116 - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

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.

# rescue-116 - Friday 6 September, 2013

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.