Book Of Condolences Opened For Rescue 116 In Kilrush

Photo: © Pat Flynn

It is hoped a break in the weather today will allow a deep water dive near Mayo in the search for the crew of coastguard helicopter R116.

It comes as the Air Accident Investigation Unit says it’s recovered tail wreckage around the Lighthouse on Blackrock island.

It’s a week to the day since the flight came down with four crew on board – Captain Dara Fitzpatrick has already been laid to rest and the search for her three colleagues will continue today.


Manager of the Irish Coastguard Declan Geoghegan says it has been a difficult week.

Meanwhile, a Book of Condolence has been opened in St Senan’s Church Kilkee by the RNLI for the crew members of Rescue 116.

Kilrush RNLI PRO, Charlie Glynn says that both services work closely together: