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'We are ok, but just ok': Coast Guard pays tribute to victims of R116 on third anniversary
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'We are ok, but just ok': Coast Guard pays tribute to victims of R116 on third anniversary

Mar 13th 2020, 10:51 PM 62,240 Views 36 Comments

Four crew members lost their lives in the crash three years ago this week.

Reform is still needed nearly three years after Rescue 116 crash, warns pilots' group
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Reform is still needed nearly three years after Rescue 116 crash, warns pilots' group

Dec 30th 2019, 1:33 PM 10,806 Views 13 Comments

The factors that led to a fatal helicopter crash off the Mayo coast in 2017 still exist, a pilots’ organisation has warned.

Coast Guard helicopter airlifts diver who got into difficulty at the wreck of the Lusitania
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Coast Guard helicopter airlifts diver who got into difficulty at the wreck of the Lusitania

Aug 8th 2019, 2:48 PM 21,032 Views 19 Comments

The diver is receiving treatment at Galway University Hospital.

'It's vital that we learn the lessons from tragic accidents': Ireland to get a new search and rescue plan
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'It's vital that we learn the lessons from tragic accidents': Ireland to get a new search and rescue plan

Jul 19th 2019, 2:08 PM 14,630 Views 17 Comments

The new framework will be phased in over the next 18 months.

Man rescued after boat capsizes off coast of south Dublin
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Man rescued after boat capsizes off coast of south Dublin

Jul 15th 2019, 10:21 PM 23,031 Views 10 Comments

The incident happened at around 4pm today.

Man airlifted to hospital after collapsing while walking on Carlingford mountain
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Man airlifted to hospital after collapsing while walking on Carlingford mountain

Apr 20th 2019, 3:00 PM 18,041 Views 3 Comments

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at midday.

'We will never forget': Tributes paid to Rescue 116 victims on second anniversary of crash
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'We will never forget': Tributes paid to Rescue 116 victims on second anniversary of crash

Mar 14th 2019, 2:11 PM 13,131 Views 5 Comments

Four people lost their lives after Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 went down on 14 March 2017.

'She'd be so proud of her little boy': Dara Fitzpatrick's sister on life two years after Rescue 116 disaster
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'She'd be so proud of her little boy': Dara Fitzpatrick's sister on life two years after Rescue 116 disaster

Mar 13th 2019, 7:06 PM 35,187 Views 10 Comments

Tomorrow marks two years since the crash.

Rescue 116 called to assist Norwegian plane land at Dublin Airport
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Rescue 116 called to assist Norwegian plane land at Dublin Airport

Nov 2nd 2018, 5:33 PM 90,645 Views 39 Comments

The aircraft’s crew reported a technical issue on its approach to Dublin this afternoon.

'Confusion and conflicts of interest' found among agencies who oversee Irish search and rescue operations
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'Confusion and conflicts of interest' found among agencies who oversee Irish search and rescue operations

Sep 21st 2018, 1:13 PM 11,666 Views 10 Comments

The review was commissioned following the fatal crash of Rescue 116 last year.

12-year-old boy winched to safety after falling while jumping rocks in south Dublin
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12-year-old boy winched to safety after falling while jumping rocks in south Dublin

Sep 9th 2018, 7:29 PM 31,053 Views 4 Comments

The incident was first reported to emergency services just before 5pm.

Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman
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Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman

Jul 16th 2018, 1:08 PM 36,981 Views 2 Comments

The items were discovered by a fisherman one nautical miles off Achill Island.

Catherine Corless, Rescue 116 crew and Vera Twomey among People of the Year
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Catherine Corless, Rescue 116 crew and Vera Twomey among People of the Year

Apr 15th 2018, 9:33 PM 25,084 Views 13 Comments

The Awards aim to recognise the achievements of the country’s everyday heroes.

'Forever remembered for the sacrifice they made': Rescue 116 crew honoured in Mayo
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'Forever remembered for the sacrifice they made': Rescue 116 crew honoured in Mayo

Mar 14th 2018, 5:45 PM 16,680 Views 14 Comments

Four crew members died when the Irish Coast Guard helicopter crashed this day last year.

Coast Guard says it's mindful of 'devastating pain and loss' felt by families of Rescue 116 crew
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Coast Guard says it's mindful of 'devastating pain and loss' felt by families of Rescue 116 crew

Dec 29th 2017, 5:54 PM 8,440 Views 18 Comments

In its year in review, the Coast Guard said it saved the lives of 335 people throughout the year.

'A lovely gesture': New helicopter named after Captain Dara Fitzpatrick
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'A lovely gesture': New helicopter named after Captain Dara Fitzpatrick

Dec 11th 2017, 10:42 AM 21,581 Views 23 Comments

Fitzpatrick’s sister Niamh said the family had been touched by the offer from Heli Operations.

Serious concerns about safety raised as long as five years before Rescue 116 crash
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Serious concerns about safety raised as long as five years before Rescue 116 crash

Oct 26th 2017, 10:15 PM 12,665 Views 42 Comments

A report on RTÉ’s Prime Time highlighted issues with the lifejackets and navigation systems onboard the helicopters used.

Helmet and lifejacket found washed up belonged to Rescue 116 winchman Ciarán Smith
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Helmet and lifejacket found washed up belonged to Rescue 116 winchman Ciarán Smith

Oct 3rd 2017, 8:01 AM 17,700 Views 8 Comments

Rescue 116 went down in March with four crew onboard while preparing to refuel at Blacksod, Co Mayo.

Helmet and lifejacket found on Mayo shore
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Helmet and lifejacket found on Mayo shore

Oct 1st 2017, 7:02 PM 29,029 Views 7 Comments

Investigations are being carried out to determine whether the items belong to a missing Rescue 116 crewmember.

Searches resume for missing Rescue 116 crew members
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Searches resume for missing Rescue 116 crew members

Jul 18th 2017, 8:10 AM 9,082 Views 4 Comments

Searches had been due to resume over the weekend but were postponed due to bad conditions.

Search for two remaining Rescue 116 crewmen to resume today
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Search for two remaining Rescue 116 crewmen to resume today

Jul 17th 2017, 7:37 AM 9,278 Views 12 Comments

Garda divers will be on hand to conduct dives as they are needed.

Search for missing Rescue 116 crew members postponed until Monday due to bad weather
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Search for missing Rescue 116 crew members postponed until Monday due to bad weather

Jul 15th 2017, 1:51 PM 11,505 Views 37 Comments

Strong winds, a high sea level and poor visibility made it too unsafe for the operation to commence.

Favourable weather conditions to aid fresh search for missing Rescue 116 crew members
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Favourable weather conditions to aid fresh search for missing Rescue 116 crew members

Jul 14th 2017, 10:36 PM 16,825 Views 21 Comments

Last night, RTÉ’s Prime Time reported that concerns over onboard mapping systems had been flagged four years ago.

Pilot flagged concerns that island was not on mapping system 4 years before Rescue 116 crash
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Pilot flagged concerns that island was not on mapping system 4 years before Rescue 116 crash

Jul 13th 2017, 10:15 PM 27,390 Views 34 Comments

A report on RTÉ’s Prime Time detailed a series of emails between pilots and the search and rescue operator in 2013.

'You're just smashed by this train' - Rescue 116 families speak of their loss
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'You're just smashed by this train' - Rescue 116 families speak of their loss

Jul 1st 2017, 2:36 PM 32,765 Views 6 Comments

Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 disappeared off the north coast of Mayo after providing communications cover for a medical rescue in March of this year.

Three rescued after yacht sinks off Wexford coast
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Three rescued after yacht sinks off Wexford coast

Jun 4th 2017, 1:21 PM 14,665 Views 7 Comments

No-one was injured in the incident.

'A local man. A hero. A friend' -Locals plan lasting memorial for missing Coast Guard crewman
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'A local man. A hero. A friend' -Locals plan lasting memorial for missing Coast Guard crewman

May 28th 2017, 8:30 AM 17,496 Views 5 Comments

A memorial plaque will be unveiled for Rescue 116′s Paul Ormsby in his home town of Ballyfermot.

While training last night, the Coast Guard was called to help tourists adrift near Sandymount beach
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While training last night, the Coast Guard was called to help tourists adrift near Sandymount beach

May 24th 2017, 7:09 AM 18,871 Views 16 Comments

The two Finnish tourists were uninjured.

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

Apr 13th 2017, 8:37 PM 158,200 Views 196 Comments

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

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

Apr 10th 2017, 5:19 PM 45,746 Views 36 Comments

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

Massive search fails to find Rescue 116 crewmen
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Massive search fails to find Rescue 116 crewmen

Apr 9th 2017, 10:47 AM 14,064 Views 9 Comments

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

Over 100 boats to search for missing Rescue 116 crew
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Over 100 boats to search for missing Rescue 116 crew

Apr 8th 2017, 9:08 AM 12,144 Views 6 Comments

It’s thought that local knowledge of tides and currents will be crucial in the search effort.

Major search operation to begin Saturday for missing Rescue 116 crew
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Major search operation to begin Saturday for missing Rescue 116 crew

Apr 6th 2017, 6:09 PM 15,455 Views 8 Comments

The Coast Guard, the LÉ Ciara and local fishermen will be involved in the search over the weekend.

Wreckage of Rescue 116 brought ashore
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Wreckage of Rescue 116 brought ashore

Apr 5th 2017, 1:02 PM 28,215 Views 5 Comments

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

'We'll do it as long as it takes': Massive community effort to feed Rescue 116 search teams
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'We'll do it as long as it takes': Massive community effort to feed Rescue 116 search teams

Apr 4th 2017, 1:43 PM 13,851 Views 6 Comments

Groups from all over the country are sending food to the local co-op near Blacksod.

'We need those boys home': Sister of missing Rescue 116 crewman appeals for search help from fishermen
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'We need those boys home': Sister of missing Rescue 116 crewman appeals for search help from fishermen

Apr 3rd 2017, 9:24 PM 16,080 Views 4 Comments

Orla Smith – whose brother Ciarán Smith remains missing – said that she and her family were trying to stay as strong as possible.

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

Apr 2nd 2017, 8:15 PM 54,697 Views 15 Comments

Crew members Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith are still missing.

Search teams will attempt to lift wreckage of Rescue 116 today
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Search teams will attempt to lift wreckage of Rescue 116 today

Apr 1st 2017, 7:48 AM 14,654 Views 10 Comments

The location of Paul Ormsby (53) and Ciarán Smith (38) remains unknown.

'Paralysed with grief, we have lost one of God's finest creatures' - funeral of Captain Mark Duffy takes place
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'Paralysed with grief, we have lost one of God's finest creatures' - funeral of Captain Mark Duffy takes place

Mar 30th 2017, 1:47 PM 31,555 Views 9 Comments

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
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Funeral of Rescue 116 Captain Mark Duffy to take place tomorrow

Mar 29th 2017, 9:54 AM 16,853 Views 7 Comments

The body of Mark Duffy was recovered on Sunday.

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