Friday, 24 March, 2017

One Rescued, Three Missing In Operation To Locate Coast Guard Helicopter

Search operation underway for missing coastguard helicopter and crew Missing Irish coastguard helicopter triggers major search operation
Saul Franklin | 15 March, 2017, 01:13

Ciarán Smith (late 30s), a winchman on the Rescue 116 helicopter, is among the three crew members still missing.

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, who was recovered in a "critical condition" this morning, has died.

"On behalf of the people of Ireland, may I pay tribute to Captain Dara Fitzpatrick who died today".

Gerard O'Flynn, a spokesperson for the Coast Guard, confirmed her death to reporters at Blacksod in Mayo this afternoon.

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Eugene Clonan said that while the search for three missing crew members continues, hopes of finding them are fading.

The aircraft, with four crewmembers on board, was providing top cover for another Irish Coast Guard S-92, Rescue 118, as it conducted a medical evacuation from a United Kingdom -registered fishing vessel approximately 150 miles west of Eagle Island in county Mayo.

Cpt. Fitzpatrick, from the Rescue 116 crew, had served the search and rescue services for more than 20 years after joining CHC, the company that maintains the emergency service system.

The Irish coastguard's Sligo-based helicopter had been responding to a distress call from a crewman in need of medical attention on a United Kingdom fishing vessel.

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He said the incident marked a "dark day in the history of the Coast Guard, with a member of this important service losing her life while providing assistance to others. The is four crew on board", he said.

Capt Fitzpatrick began her extensive career as a helicopter pilot in Shannon and lived in Knock Hill on the Ennis Road, across from the Greenhills Hotel, for a number of years in the late 90s.

Lifeboats and fishing vessels are also involved.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has expressed deep concern at the news.

Officials said the missing R116 helicopter was providing safety and communication support - known as "top cover" - for the early morning mission because it was so far out to sea. "Once again, I send my utmost support to all those affected", Ross added.

His wife Martina and three young children are believed to have travelled to the site of the search and rescue mission in Blacksod.

Search and rescue expert David Mearns said the twin-engine helicopter involved is used all around the world.

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